The abandoned hotel photography of German photographers Sabine Haubitz and Stefanie Zoche is not what people might expect. While previous abandoned photography tended towards capturing the inside of such despondent spaces, this particular photo series hones in on the outer skeleton of such buildings. This makes them appear even more eerie and alien than the abandoned hotels already are.
Shot in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula, the abandoned hotel photography specifically captures five star resorts. Although they have been given up on, Fubiz notes, "These without-soul architectural works seem to have found a second life as sculptures." With this in mind, there is hope for all abandoned hotels and other buildings on more than one level. Especially when viewed both outdoors and indoors, shedding a larger picture on such structures.
Sabine Haubitz and Stefanie Zoche Capture Despondent Accommodations
1. Abandoned Hotel Sculpture - Capturing abandoned hotels as sculptures rather than abandoned spaces presents a new realm of possibilities for repurposing and revitalizing abandoned architecture.
2. Exterior-focused Abandoned Photography - Focusing on the exterior skeleton of abandoned buildings rather than the interior presents a unique perspective on derelict architecture.
3. Second Life for Abandoned Structures - Repurposing abandoned hotels and buildings can give them renewed life as functional and aesthetically pleasing spaces.
1. Architecture - Architects and designers can use the concept of abandoned hotel sculpture to revitalize abandoned structures and create new, unique designs.
2. Tourism - Abandoned hotels repurposed as functioning, aesthetic spaces could create new opportunities for tourism in areas with abandoned architecture.
3. Photography - Focusing on the exterior of abandoned buildings presents new opportunities for photographers to capture unique perspectives on architecture and design.