I Explore Abandoned Places And Capture Them At Night (20 Pics)


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A few years ago, biking around with a friend during a warm summer afternoon, we found an abandoned factory. Of course, we got inside. Little did I know, that it was the beginning of a still going love story with forgotten places!

I used to photograph them during daylight, but eventually, I needed to do something different. Also, I am definitely not a morning person, and waking up at 4 am to travel for a very remote place is difficult… So I started going at night!

I developed a passion for light and colors. In those images, I like to have a human presence, either lost in the composition, either fully engaged in the story. Mostly, I explore with friends, but sometimes I have to be on my own. Whenever necessary, I become a character in the photo.

Those images require a little bit of gear. From one pocket light to several speedlights, depending on what I brought in my backpack, I need to adapt my image. Other constraints show up on location.

For instance, in the image “Reactor Core”, I was standing at 15 meters up on a platform, and my friend went downstairs to be the model, and to set some of the lights. There was so much echo we could not communicate just by talking! We had to make a phone call and speak softly.

Using a lot of light can be an issue in some places in which you should be a bit sneaky. For “Mission to Mars”, we worked in the middle of the night to avoid being seen. The speedlights flashing was strong, but everyone was sleeping at this time! I still have many things to explore with this serie, it is definitely only the beginning.

Abandoned places can be dangerous and it is good to first take a look during the day if possible. Even if you know the area, during the night it’s important to be extra careful about where you walk! When you go exploring, always bring a reliable friend, or at least tell someone where you are and when you will give news.

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#1

Réfléchir Bunker In Dunkerque

Réfléchir Bunker In Dunkerque

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Tomislav Pleše 1 week agoamazing photo, location and editing! if that’s stone-you made it look great. it has a metallic quality to it

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#2

Breaking In The Cell

Breaking In The Cell

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ptm45 1 week agoit has a jurassic park mood to it

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Reactor Core

Reactor Core

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Daria B 1 week agoIs this Midgar? ♡

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Electric Anomaly

Electric Anomaly

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ptm45 1 week agoAnd this one looks like the inside of a Borg cube

#5

Lost Greenhouse

Lost Greenhouse

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Jeff Requier 1 week agoAll the dying plants are on the outside

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#6

Mission To Mars

Mission To Mars

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Jeff Requier 1 week agoWho would abandon these?

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Cold War Fuel Tank

Cold War Fuel Tank

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SilverFoX 1 week agoCreepy

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Ammunition Storage

Ammunition Storage

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Full Name 1 week agoThis looks like a movie poster from a 1960’s sci fi thriller. Love the magenta and cyan gels a lot.

#9

Amphitheatre – With Terukaku Yamashita

Amphitheatre - With Terukaku Yamashita

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#10

Abandoned Spying Station

Abandoned Spying Station

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F. H. 1 week agoBerlin? Seems to be quite a popular spot for photos.

#11

Moonlighter’s Shipwreck

Moonlighter's Shipwreck

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SilverFoX 1 week agoThat Is amazing. So creepy

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#12

Out Of Food

Out Of Food

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#13

Lost Tank

Lost Tank

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Tomislav Pleše 1 week agoBeautiful photos! Whenever i feel dumb for losing a pen or a pair of gloves ill remember that someone, somewhere managed to lose a tank.

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Abandoned Nuclear Weapon Storage Bunker

Abandoned Nuclear Weapon Storage Bunker

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#15

Broke Down The Engine

Broke Down The Engine

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F. H. 1 week agoWhat was this? Some kind of movie prop? It doesn’t look like a real military vehicle.

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#16

Milky Way

Milky Way

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-AestheticDevil- 1 week ago (edited)That’s beautiful! What camera do you use?

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#17

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve

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#18

Room With A View

Room With A View

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Full Name 1 week agoI can imagine just laying in bed, looking up at the stars…

#19

One Big Antenne-A

One Big Antenne-A

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#20

The Chase

The Chase

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