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70 Abandoned Space Captures

From Desolate Abode Captures to Sinister Secluded Snapshots

— September 13, 2012 — World
These abandoned space captures are the fruits of labor by photographers inspired by what once was.

Fascination with seclusion has made for a vast array of striking imagery that takes the bleak theme of abandonment to artistic levels of visual poetry. Each of these compelling photography series captures objects that have been left subject to erosion and decay. The idea of decomposing splendor is overwhelmingly prominent in the work of various photographers in this compiled list. Aside from the technical ability to capture opulent imagery, each ocular feast is enhanced curious intrigue for the story behind each space.

The nostalgic power of each photograph that depicts abandonment evokes emotions of longing for what once was. Each of these spaces were once grandiose, welcoming and complete.
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Abandoned Water-Park Films
Abandoned Water-Park Films
The 'Kilian Martin: Altered Route' Short Explores Barren Lands
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69
Rundown Roadside Photography
Rundown Roadside Photography
Jessi Hagood Shoots a Shabby Storefront
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68
Grandly Quiet Galleries
Grandly Quiet Galleries
Thomas Jorion's Silencio Series Shows Materiality and Temporality
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67
Sinister Secluded Snapshots
Sinister Secluded Snapshots
Daniel de Amaral Sniffs Out a Supernatural Air Through Sparse Lighting
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66
Forsaken Modernist Architecture
Forsaken Modernist Architecture
The 'After You Left, They Took it Apart' Series is Poetic
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65
Fading Architectural Artwork
Fading Architectural Artwork
These Matt Bahen 'After The Wolves' Oil Paintings are Sombre
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64
Abandoned Industry Shoots
Abandoned Industry Shoots
The 'Lost Train' Series by Franck Bohbot is Forlorn
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63
Chic Abandoned City Shoots
Chic Abandoned City Shoots
'Chongqing City in China' by Mathieu Belin is Both Eery and Graceful
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62
Deserted City Snapshots
Deserted City Snapshots
Maria Luz Bravo Capture an Abandoned Metropolitan
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61
Artistic Aftermath Installations
Artistic Aftermath Installations
The Mike Hewson 'Homage to the Lost Spaces' Piece is Captivating
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60
Abandoned Aerodrome Photography
Abandoned Aerodrome Photography
Aging Hangar an Abode for Art at the Singapore Biennale 2011
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59
Darkly Desolate Shoots
Darkly Desolate Shoots
This Garmonique Photography Captures an Elusive Beauty
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58
Abandoned Beach Imagery
Abandoned Beach Imagery
La Costa Gris by Salva Lopez Shows the Shore Off Season
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57
Abandoned Petrol Pumps
Abandoned Petrol Pumps
'Cold Stations' is a Photo Series by Matt Barnes Displaying Desertion
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56
Abandoned Office Shoots
Abandoned Office Shoots
This Joerg Metzner Series is Eery
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55
Poetic Abandoned Abodes
Poetic Abandoned Abodes
John Divola's Photography Turns Dismal Homes into Works of Art
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54
Desolate Shipyard Photography
Desolate Shipyard Photography
'Nowhere' from Maciej Leszczynski Features Solitary Settings
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53
Abandoned Subway Art
Abandoned Subway Art
The Underbelly Project is a Secret NYC Gallery
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52
Ghost Town Canvases
Ghost Town Canvases
'The Ghostvillage Project' Offers a City-Sized Work of Art
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51
Abandoned Retailer Athenaeums
Abandoned Retailer Athenaeums
The McAllen Public Library Wins 2012 Library Interior Design Comp
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50
Deliberately Overgrown Hospitals
Deliberately Overgrown Hospitals
Anna Schuleit Brings Flowers to the Psychiatric Ward
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49
Blended Abandoned Buildings
Blended Abandoned Buildings
The Dormer House by Ben Wolf is a Collage of Decaying Structures
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48
Elevated Eco Parks (UPDATE)
Elevated Eco Parks (UPDATE)
The Diller Scofidio & Renfro 'High Line' Brings Country into the City
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Abandoned Auto Photography
Abandoned Auto Photography
The 'From the Back Seat of My Car' Series Shows Ravaged Vehicles
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Urban Apocalypse Photography
Urban Apocalypse Photography
Jeffrey Stockbridge Shows the Abandoned Side of Philadelphia
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Secluded Small-Town Shoots
Secluded Small-Town Shoots
Vlada Roslyakova Stars in an Editorial for Elle US March 2012
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Misty Abandoned Metropolises
Misty Abandoned Metropolises
Kim Holtermand's Deserted City is Ghostly Intriguing
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43
Spooky Storybook Captures
Spooky Storybook Captures
The Daniel Danger Paintings are Nightmare Before Christmas-Inspired
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42
Misty Mile-High Photography
Misty Mile-High Photography
The Jonathan May 'Abandoned Airfield' Series is Hauntingly Beautiful
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41
Abandoned Hospital Photography
Abandoned Hospital Photography
Matt Lambros Captures Decaying Health Wards
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40
Abandoned Urbanscapes
Abandoned Urbanscapes
Empty L.A. Photgraphs Capture the Isolation of City Life
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Abandoned Island Sales
Abandoned Island Sales
Northern Mitsuko Island is the First Japanese Island on the Market
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38
Artistically Abandoned Photography
Artistically Abandoned Photography
Jennilee Marigomen Captures Nature's Lonely & Desolate Moments
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37
Abandoned Metropolis Photography
Abandoned Metropolis Photography
'Silent World' by Lucie and Simon Depicts the True Human Habitat
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36
Indoor Desert Photography
Indoor Desert Photography
Alvaro Sanchez-Montanes Photographs Indoor Deserts in Namib
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35
Abandoned Real Estate Bus Tours
Abandoned Real Estate Bus Tours
Long Island Foreclosure Tours
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34
Abandoned Vintage Automobiles
Abandoned Vintage Automobiles
The Palermo Viejo Series by Eduardo Fialho is Rusty and Beautiful
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33
Abanoned Pod Buildings
Abanoned Pod Buildings
The Sanzhi Pod City Buildings Exude Sorrow
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32
Suspenseful Abandoned Prints
Suspenseful Abandoned Prints
Kate Peters Takes Silently Still Pictures That are Sure to Mesmerize
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31
Abandoned City Photography
Abandoned City Photography
The Instance of Latency Photoseries by Sebastien Tixier
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30
Abandoned Housicles
Abandoned Housicles
The Ice House Detroit Raises Awareness About Housing Crisis
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29
Abandoned House Photography
Abandoned House Photography
'Island Feelings' Shows the Beautiful Side of Summer's Spoils
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28
Forgotten Americana Photography
Forgotten Americana Photography
Paul Vayanos Captures Landmarks with Cultural Heritage
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27
Abandoned Swimming Pools
Abandoned Swimming Pools
'Watermark' by Carlo Van de Roer Features Lonely Landscapes
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26
Desolate Abode Captures
Desolate Abode Captures
The Abandoned Building Photographs by Cari Ann Wayman are Intimate
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25
Staggeringly Misplaced Animal Scupltures
Staggeringly Misplaced Animal Scupltures
Adrián Villar Rojas's Beached Whale Statue is Striki
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24
Historic War-Torn Photography
Historic War-Torn Photography
Jonathan Andrew Captures Abandoned Bunkers from WWII
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Capturing Abandoned Abodes
Capturing Abandoned Abodes
'Deserted Homes' by Sigal Ben David Takes Us to New Orleans
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22
Abandoned Amusement Park Photography
Abandoned Amusement Park Photography
Catherine Hyland Captures China's Deserted Wonderland Project
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Colorful Forgotten Spaces
Colorful Forgotten Spaces
The Unclear Ground/ Terrain Vague Creates a Mystical Universe
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20
High-Def Derelict Photography
High-Def Derelict Photography
Brian Roach Captures Awesome Abandoned Structures
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Trippy Indoor Photography
Trippy Indoor Photography
'Interiors' by Bob O'connor Captures Surreal Indoor Settings
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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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Run-Down Refugee Photography
Run-Down Refugee Photography
Shane Lavalette Finds Hope in Despair Through His Artful Lens
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Secret Apartment
Secret Apartment
Hidden Home Built Into a Mall
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15
Vivid Abandoned Photography
Vivid Abandoned Photography
Urban Exploring by Simon Christen is an Eerily Cool Collection
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14
Abandoned Coastal Captures
Abandoned Coastal Captures
Ben Sasso's Photography is Full of Carefree Summer Ensembles
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13
Abandoned Men's Club Renovations
Abandoned Men's Club Renovations
The Harmony Club Gets a Second Chance With a New Owner
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12
Abandoned Bank Photography
Abandoned Bank Photography
Jonathan Castellino Revists the Bank of Toronto
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11
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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10
Capturing Dilapidated Buildings
Capturing Dilapidated Buildings
‘100 Abandoned Houses Project' by Kevin Bauman
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9
Creepy Urban Exploration
Creepy Urban Exploration
Abandoned Ruins by Tom Kirsch
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8
Abandoned Man-Made Creations
Abandoned Man-Made Creations
'Artificial Owl' Website for Derelict Enthusiasts
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Abandoned Building Photography
Abandoned Building Photography
Visually Brilliant Derelict Power Plants Captured on Camera
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Abandoned Photography
Abandoned Photography
Fabiano Parisi Focuses on Human and Industrial Waste
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Dilapidated Hospital Photography
Dilapidated Hospital Photography
Reiss Cleal Captures the Abandoned Severalls Mental Hospital
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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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Abandoned Future City
Abandoned Future City
San Zhi, Taiwan
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Abandoned Shopping Malls
Abandoned Shopping Malls
Brian Ulrich Captures Recessionary Fallout and Urban Decay
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Abandoned Celebrity Mansions
Abandoned Celebrity Mansions
Mike Tyson's Old Home
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