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Abandoned Spaces Photos

Rob Dobi's Photos Capture Modern American Ruins

— October 24, 2014 — Art & Design
Rob Dobi is a Connecticut-based photographer who captures photos of modern American ruins, abandoned buildings and rooms to which the photographer was drawn due to a sense of mystery. Dobi captured the photographs after visiting abandoned spaces that he intentionally knew little or nothing about. He visited each building several times at different points of the day to experiment with the effects of natural light on details.

The modern American ruins depicted in these photographs convey an unsurprisingly haunted atmosphere, reminding the viewer that while these spaces are no longer occupied, they bear the energies of people who dwelled and worked in them in the past.

The spaces captured by Rob Dobi range from abandoned factories and classrooms to derelict hospitals, homes and even a once-grand auditorium that now sits in a state of disrepair.
Trend Themes
1. Abandoned Spaces Photography - Opportunity for disruptive innovation within the photography industry as photographers explore new genres and styles beyond traditional approaches.
2. Urban Exploration Tourism - Opportunity for disruptive innovation within the travel industry as tourists seek out unique experiences visiting abandoned sites.
3. Upcycling and Creative Reuse - Opportunity for disruptive innovation within the architecture and design industry as new uses are found for abandoned spaces or their materials.
Industry Implications
1. Photography - Disruptive innovation opportunities for photographers to explore new genres and styles beyond traditional approaches, potentially leading to greater market differentiation and profitability.
2. Travel - Disruptive innovation opportunities for the travel industry to offer unique experiences visiting abandoned sites, potentially attracting a new customer base that values unconventional tourism.
3. Architecture and Design - Disruptive innovation opportunities within the architecture and design industry as abandoned spaces or materials are given new uses, potentially leading to more sustainable and creative design solutions.
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