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99 Examples of Abandoned Photography

From Eerie Seashore Editorials to Desolate Abode Captures

— October 21, 2013 — Fashion
These abandoned photography series are a good way to spook yourself out prior to Halloween. The vast majority of the captures are of deserted places where people once inhabited, but for one reason or another no longer stay. This includes homes, hospitals, athletic areas like basketball arenas and entire cities. These images have a distinctly ghostly feel to them. Others focus on neglected items such as furniture, luggage and televisions. These shots give insight into dilapidated architecture and general debris.

On the other hand, some of these editorials feature models posing artistically in manipulated post-apocalyptic sets, or make use of previously evacuated and run down spaces.

This abandoned photography often takes place in urban areas, complete with varying levels of graffiti. Hope can be found in the pictures of repurposed locales and installations, providing nice contrast to the haunting images that make up the majority of this collection.
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Candid Destruction Images
Candid Destruction Images
David Schalliol Salvages Beauty from Destruction in Event Photo Series
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98
Untouched Olympic Arena Portraits
Untouched Olympic Arena Portraits
Janie Airey Captures Clean Lines and Color Before the Opening
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97
Pale Wasteland Photography
Pale Wasteland Photography
Kali by Matthias Heiderich Captures a Minimalist Landscape
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96
Abandoned Water-Park Films
Abandoned Water-Park Films
The 'Kilian Martin: Altered Route' Short Explores Barren Lands
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95
Abandoned Outdoor Photography
Abandoned Outdoor Photography
Yasuyuki Takagi Photograhs Empty Natural and Undeveloped Lots
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94
Decayed Human Remnant Captures
Decayed Human Remnant Captures
David Maisel's Series on Oregon's Mental Asylum is Unnerving
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93
Crowdsourced Abandoned Furniture Photography
Crowdsourced Abandoned Furniture Photography
'Street Chairs' Captures Couches Around the World
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92
Eerie Missing Person Photos
Eerie Missing Person Photos
'Last Seen' by Jason Hynes Documents Mysterious Locations
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91
Abandoned Zoo Lookbooks
Abandoned Zoo Lookbooks
The Huf FW11 Line Offers Versatile Fashion Presented in an Unusual Manner
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90
Border Crossing Captures
Border Crossing Captures
The 'Transition' Series by Josef Schulz Examines Europe's Old Checkpoints
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89
Psychotic Time Lapse Films
Psychotic Time Lapse Films
Asylum by Drew Geraci is Bone-Chillingly Haunting
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88
Haunted Metropolitan Captures
Haunted Metropolitan Captures
The Sophie Van der Perre Photos Explore Nature's Finest
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87
Abandoned City Time Lapses
Abandoned City Time Lapses
Ross Ching's New York City Empty America Feature is Spooky
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86
Dilapidated Cuban Sportsgrounds
Dilapidated Cuban Sportsgrounds
Parque Deportivo Jose Marti by Olly Burn was Once a Symbol of Hope
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85
Unpopulated City Pictorials
Unpopulated City Pictorials
Tokyo End by Gabriel de la Chapelle is Eerily Empty
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84
Forsaken Modernist Architecture
Forsaken Modernist Architecture
The 'After You Left, They Took it Apart' Series is Poetic
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83
Haunting Hospital Artwork
Haunting Hospital Artwork
This Creepy Abandoned Hospital Art is Created by Herbert Baglione
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82
Nighttime Garbage Photography
Nighttime Garbage Photography
Jour du Demenagement by Benoit Paille Captures Abandoned Trash
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81
Patient Luggage Portraits
Patient Luggage Portraits
'The Lost Suitcases of the Willard Asylum' Captures Forgotten Memories
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80
Abandoned Casino Captures
Abandoned Casino Captures
All Bets Are Off Series Shows What Happens When the Wheels Stop Turning
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79
Abandoned Carnival Photography
Abandoned Carnival Photography
Helfried Valenta Captures the Allure of After Hours Amusement Parks
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78
Abandoned Plantation Photography
Abandoned Plantation Photography
Edgar Martin Photographs Deserted Hydroelectricity Plants
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77
Decaying Structure Photography
Decaying Structure Photography
Havana by Michael Eastman Captures Old World Architecture
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76
Eviscerated Architecture Art
Eviscerated Architecture Art
Marjan Teeuwen Presents Chaotic Buildings on the Verge of Collapse
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75
Athletic Area Captures
Athletic Area Captures
Sports Fields by Philipp Lohofener is Mysterious and Lonely
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74
Chic Abandoned City Shoots
Chic Abandoned City Shoots
'Chongqing City in China' by Mathieu Belin is Both Eery and Graceful
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73
Abandoned Industry Shoots
Abandoned Industry Shoots
The 'Lost Train' Series by Franck Bohbot is Forlorn
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72
Discarded Chandelier Installations
Discarded Chandelier Installations
The Beforelight Under a Different Light Exhibit is Recycled
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71
Dramatic Interactive Street Art
Dramatic Interactive Street Art
Kislow Creates Characters That Play Off Their Urban Surroundings
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70
Abandoned Aerodrome Photography
Abandoned Aerodrome Photography
Aging Hangar an Abode for Art at the Singapore Biennale 2011
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69
Abandoned Petrol Pumps
Abandoned Petrol Pumps
'Cold Stations' is a Photo Series by Matt Barnes Displaying Desertion
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68
Abandoned Beach Imagery
Abandoned Beach Imagery
La Costa Gris by Salva Lopez Shows the Shore Off Season
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67
Artsy Abandoned Street Photographs
Artsy Abandoned Street Photographs
Bert Danckaert Photography Makes City Streets Into Works of Art
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66
Midnight Apocalypse Photography
Midnight Apocalypse Photography
Christophe Jacrot's 'New York in Black' Piece Displays a Bare City
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65
Abandoned Office Shoots
Abandoned Office Shoots
This Joerg Metzner Series is Eery
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64
Buried Watchtower Photography
Buried Watchtower Photography
The Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse Photos are Obscured by Sand Heaps
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63
Deserted Neighborhood Captures
Deserted Neighborhood Captures
'The Suburbs Sleep' by Paul Shiakallis is Eerie
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62
Abandoned Railway Catalogs
Abandoned Railway Catalogs
The Sawa Fall/Winter 2012 Lookbook Features Authentic Footwear
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61
Abandoned Retailer Athenaeums
Abandoned Retailer Athenaeums
The McAllen Public Library Wins 2012 Library Interior Design Comp
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60
Eerie Seashore Editorials
Eerie Seashore Editorials
The Future Claw Magazine 'Dream Cast' Photoshoot Stars Roxane Mesquida
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59
Neglected Hoop Photography
Neglected Hoop Photography
Adrian Skenderovic Captures Abandoned Basketball Courts in the Jungle
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58
Deliberately Overgrown Hospitals
Deliberately Overgrown Hospitals
Anna Schuleit Brings Flowers to the Psychiatric Ward
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57
Blended Abandoned Buildings
Blended Abandoned Buildings
The Dormer House by Ben Wolf is a Collage of Decaying Structures
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56
Resuscitated Discarded TVs
Resuscitated Discarded TVs
Alex Beker's Abandoned Televisions Shows the Importance of Memories
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55
Urban Apocalypse Photography
Urban Apocalypse Photography
Jeffrey Stockbridge Shows the Abandoned Side of Philadelphia
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54
Skyscraper Squatter Captures
Skyscraper Squatter Captures
The Iwan Bann Photographs Document the Abandoned Torre David Building
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53
Abandoned Coffee Cup Captures
Abandoned Coffee Cup Captures
This Charming Project by Howard Jackman Features Left Behind Cups
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52
Eerie Apocalyptic Photography
Eerie Apocalyptic Photography
Michal Karcz's Series Depicts Dark and Abandoned Parallel Universes
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51
Abandoned Auto Photography
Abandoned Auto Photography
The 'From the Back Seat of My Car' Series Shows Ravaged Vehicles
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50
Forsaken Girl Photography
Forsaken Girl Photography
Lola the Abandoned by Remi Rebillard is Dark and Full of Neglect
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49
Misty Abandoned Metropolises
Misty Abandoned Metropolises
Kim Holtermand's Deserted City is Ghostly Intriguing
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48
Abandoned Franchise Photography
Abandoned Franchise Photography
Ed Freeman Architecture Series Captures a Dismal Mundane Display
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47
Archaeological Destruction Sculptures
Archaeological Destruction Sculptures
Diana Al-Hadid's Grunge Style Art is Purposely Damaged
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46
Dilapidation Documentography
Dilapidation Documentography
Jake Dobkin Captures the Real New York
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45
Abandoned Hospital Photography
Abandoned Hospital Photography
Matt Lambros Captures Decaying Health Wards
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44
Lonely Object Photos
Lonely Object Photos
The Lisa Sorgini An Isolated Object Tells the Story of Abandoned Items
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Detailed Decaying Photography
Detailed Decaying Photography
Matthias Haker's Images Feature Decrepit Spaces
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42
Artistically Abandoned Photography
Artistically Abandoned Photography
Jennilee Marigomen Captures Nature's Lonely & Desolate Moments
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41
Abandoned Metropolis Photography
Abandoned Metropolis Photography
'Silent World' by Lucie and Simon Depicts the True Human Habitat
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40
Haunting Nature Photography
Haunting Nature Photography
Nothing Specific by Christopher Gray Captures Wild British Landscapes
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39
Eerie Abandoned Asylum Photography
Eerie Abandoned Asylum Photography
David Maisel's Library of Dust Series Shows Haunting Hospitals
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38
Decrepit Asylum Photography
Decrepit Asylum Photography
Hannah Frishberg has Captured a Haunting Look at an Abandoned Building
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37
Abanoned Pod Buildings
Abanoned Pod Buildings
The Sanzhi Pod City Buildings Exude Sorrow
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Suspenseful Abandoned Prints
Suspenseful Abandoned Prints
Kate Peters Takes Silently Still Pictures That are Sure to Mesmerize
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35
Forsaken Photography
Forsaken Photography
Photographer Davide Paulesu Shows That There is 'Emptiness All Around'
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Abandoned Sanatorium Photography
Abandoned Sanatorium Photography
Malaise by Christian Schmeer Captures an Old Haunting Hospital
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Lonesome Landscapes
Lonesome Landscapes
'Lost Time' from PXY Stirs Up Strong Emotions
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Abandoned Object Photography
Abandoned Object Photography
These Depictions of Items Left Behind Showcase Loneliness
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Abandoned City Captures
Abandoned City Captures
Sophia Germer Presents Detroit in Decay
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Forgotten Americana Photography
Forgotten Americana Photography
Paul Vayanos Captures Landmarks with Cultural Heritage
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Desolate Landscape Photography
Desolate Landscape Photography
The Thomas E Gardiner Photography Explores the State of Canada
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Desolate Abode Captures
Desolate Abode Captures
The Abandoned Building Photographs by Cari Ann Wayman are Intimate
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Staggeringly Misplaced Animal Scupltures
Staggeringly Misplaced Animal Scupltures
Adrián Villar Rojas's Beached Whale Statue is Striki
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Solitary Splintered Space Spreads
Solitary Splintered Space Spreads
The Pauline Van Der Cruysse Grit Magazine Editorial is Sorrowful
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Dilapidated Bandida Shoots
Dilapidated Bandida Shoots
The Isabeli Fontana Vogue Spain Editorial is Sultry and Gritty
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Abandoned Amusement Park Photography
Abandoned Amusement Park Photography
Catherine Hyland Captures China's Deserted Wonderland Project
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Urban Corrosion Graffiti
Urban Corrosion Graffiti
Photographer Scott Hocking Captures Comically Poor Graff in Detroit
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Ghostly Theme Park Portraits
Ghostly Theme Park Portraits
The Architizer Abandoned Amusement Park Series is Sadly Nostalgic
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Colorful Forgotten Spaces
Colorful Forgotten Spaces
The Unclear Ground/ Terrain Vague Creates a Mystical Universe
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Abandoned Cali Cribs
Abandoned Cali Cribs
The 'Prospect' House by Jonathan Segal was Built on an Expansive Barren Lot
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Abandoned Shelter Scenery
Abandoned Shelter Scenery
Nicolas Poillot Photography Focusses on Isolated Architecture
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Albanian Bunker Photography
Albanian Bunker Photography
Concresco by David Galjaard Captures Relics From an Brutal Past
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Subdued Suit Shoots
Subdued Suit Shoots
Kirt Reynolds Captures Subtle-Hued Images
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Post-Apocalyptic Photography
Post-Apocalyptic Photography
Chris Luckhardt Captures Eerie Photos of Urban Exploration
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Deserted Desert City Photography
Deserted Desert City Photography
Abandoned by Richard Allenby-Pratt Imagines a Future Saudi Arabia
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Vivid Abandoned Photography
Vivid Abandoned Photography
Urban Exploring by Simon Christen is an Eerily Cool Collection
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Abandoned Movie Set Photography
Abandoned Movie Set Photography
Every World's a Stage by Ra di Martino Captures 'Star Wars' Ruins
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Rustic Abandoned Prisons
Rustic Abandoned Prisons
Key West, Florida Houses a Deserted Island with the Dry Tortugas
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Abandoned Architecture Photography
Abandoned Architecture Photography
The ‘Abandoned America’ Series Captures Desolate Sp
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Abandoned Bank Photography
Abandoned Bank Photography
Jonathan Castellino Revists the Bank of Toronto
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Creepy Then-and-Now Collages
Creepy Then-and-Now Collages
Detroit Urbex Blends Vintage Captures with Present Day Shots
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Abandoned Motel Pool Photography
Abandoned Motel Pool Photography
The No Life Guard on Duty Series Still Exhibits a Seed of Life
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7
Junkyard Punk Portraits
Junkyard Punk Portraits
The Sandalwood Chasseur Editorial Exudes Edgy Elegance
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6
Eerie Abandoned Architecture Photography
Eerie Abandoned Architecture Photography
Niki Feijen's 'Decay' series is Endearingly Spooky
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5
Abandoned Photography
Abandoned Photography
Fabiano Parisi Focuses on Human and Industrial Waste
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Abandoned Animal Photography
Abandoned Animal Photography
Kai Fagerstrom Photographs Abandoned Animals in Decrepit Houses
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Abandoned Asylum Photography
Abandoned Asylum Photography
Jenny Hardcore Stays True to Her Name
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Abandoned Roadside Photography
Abandoned Roadside Photography
Carlos Gotay Shoots Magic in the Lonely Air for Dramatic Photos
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Hauntingly Realistic Asylum Photos
Hauntingly Realistic Asylum Photos
Dan Marbaix's Haunted Asylum Photography Has a Disturbing Feel
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