Pripyat, Ukraine

Infra-Red Photography of Pripyat, Ukraine

Vladimir took thise photographs of Pripyat, a ghost city in the Ukraine. UNESCO included it in its list as a world heritage cities. The city was founded in February of 1970 and grew to a population fo 49,360 by the time of its evacuation on the afternoon of April 27, 1986, the day after the Chernobyl Disaster. It is considered relatively safe to visit, and several companies offer guided tours around the area.

Markus Ecke Wie Kante

Markus Ecke Wie Kante, Urbex Places in Germany

Fantastic shots of urbex places around Germany by Markus Ecke Wie Kante, talented self-taught photographer, adventurer and urban explorer based in Berlin, Germany. Markus focuses on abandoned photography. He travels all over Europe to capture impressive urbex places.

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Sven Fennema

Sven Fennema, “Corridorio di Tristezza”, from his “Rise and Fall” Series

Sven Fennema was born in 1981 in Xanten, Germany. He currently lives and works ooutside of Dusseldorf. He started his journey into photography in 2007 and started his own company, Living Pictures, in 2009. The focus of his photography is “Lost Places” – deserted places and buildings, stripped of their functions. Whether if it’s a hidden fairytale castle, rust-eaten industrial sites or former mental hospitals. Fennema tells their stories, good as well as bad ones. He captures the ailing motifs in a touching world, somewhere in between the past and today in vibrant and living pictures.

His company site is  His photographs and books are available from this site.

Kilian Schönberger

Kilian Schönberger, (The Abandoned Mill), Bavarian Forest, Germany

Kilian Schönberger’s work boasts captivating clarity and depth, serving to distinguish it from the masses of landscape photography. The range of color and tone found in his images is made all the more impressive by the fact that Schönberger is colorblind. Focusing on texture and pattern instead of color, Schönberger creates brightly contrasted, beautiful images.

“I recognized that I could turn this so-called disadvantage into a strength…while getting a picture of a chaotic forest scene, I can’t clearly distinguish the different green and brown tones. Brushing aside this ‘handicap’ I don’t care about those tones and just concentrate on the patterns of wood to achieve an impressive image structure.”               – Kilian Schönberger

An Era Gone By

Photographer Unknown, (An Era Gone By: Jones Sewing Machine)

The Jones Sewing Machine Company was a British manufacturer of sweing machines founded in 1860 by William Jones and Thomas Chadwick under the name ‘Chadwick and Jones’ that later become known as the Jones Sewing Machine Company. The Jones patent for his popular Serpent Neck model appeared in 1879. These were manufactured until 1909. The machine pictured employ a transverse boat shuttle mechanism forming a lock stitch. Many of the Jones machines displayed very ornamental decoration ensuring that they were kept in good condition as decorative items in the household.

The Warehouse

“This is one of those places I really can’t tell you anything about… From what I gather this warehouse was left to rot due to family issues over the inheritance. One of the heirs, a lawyer, lives next to the warehouse, which is what inspired the name. I had to cut my visit short, because I was rudely interrupted by the owners, who apparently still use parts of the buildings for storage. I barely managed to escape without getting caught. Still, I feel like I had seen pretty much all there was to be seen here… ” -Usine Justice

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