Life still crawls where human presence disappears and will continue to exist as growth and decay. The beauty of deserted places is a fancy for many photographers even though it is sad to see places which are abandoned. These places have a history sometimes which can be noticed. People used to leave in the past and when they migrate, leave behind it becomes another world in itself.
Human made building, machines start to decay and thus rust is formed which is red, brown , orange in color. Urban decay Photography is an amazing art which deals with showcasing decayed environment. Photographers sometimes go ahead and add additional Photoshop effects like HDR with their urban decay photographs for added immersion. I still like to see the real pic rather than the edited one but the below listed images are ok even with the HDR.
Decay is a constant process which is an act of God so only thing to delay it is fixing it. These urban decay inspiration will give you ideas of how photographers find themselves in different places exploring through unwanted, deserted places currently with no human life presence. I have added descriptions to the images as to know where they are located just in case you want to explore the place yourself someday. Some location details were unavailable to me so you must contact the photographer through the link i have provided.
This topic consists of over 75 beautiful urban decay photography images just for your inspiration. I will keep digging this article and add some new images of urban decay photography so stay tuned for more updates. You must also check out this free grunge textures pack which will help you a lot in adding effects to your existing raw photos.
Hollywood Theater Minneapolis.
by Bhumsoo Kim
Shine a spotlight on
by Bhumsoo Kim
Eastown theater, Detroit, MI.
by Duane Bender
“Waiting For Parts”.
Milky Way Stars shine bright over this long forgotten wagon in a field somewhere in Central South Dakota.
Walls of wine
by Sven Fennema
My story about an old, long abandoned and unique old winery near the italian border. These bloodred walls were as red in reality!
Once Upon a Time
by Mark U
Bedtime story by the Brothers Grimm.
The Haunting New Bedford Orphuem
by Frank Grace
What do you get when you spend a little over 6 hours (with permission from the building’s owner) in an abandoned theatre, a camera, good friends, and a passion for photography? You get lots of photos!
Decaying Industrial Site
by Thomas Wirt
Decaying industrial site at Flint, Michigan.
It could be that rusting car in the driveway, the house down the road in disrepair, the abandoned building near work or…
Decaying concrete can be quite photogenic. Depends on how you see it, of course…….beauty being in the eye of the beholder!
I like the colours in your other shot, this one looks a touch washed out, over exposed a little maybe.
Somewhere on the streets of Bucharest.
Locking system on a winch on an old, decrepit barge anchored on Toronto’s Harbourfront.
Fort de la Chartreuse 09
Exploration of an abandoned fort somewhere in Belgium.
Chateau Noisy – The Decay
Sadly, this building had some restaurants in the old days.
by Sven Fennema
by Eric B
Decay at this Abandoned Chateau.
“The DECLINE BELLA” / “La BELLA DECADENCIA”
This house no longer exists in ruins. It was my next door in front of my house in Cervera de Pisuerga, and before I got this photograph collapsed. I wanted to somehow artistic editing with selective toning and applying noise to accentuate the decline to ensure that was beautiful.
Decayed Green Wood Door
Marano Legunare, Italy. Color photography by Donna Corless. Such a beautiful weathered door. So many gouges and scratches.
by Victor Koos
Typewriter in the old Cass Tech High school in Detroit.
see the hazy patch on the right? Thats the trouble spot, thats when the pressure plate is loose on my Rolleiflex. But its all fixed now.
Urban Decay 18
Urban Decay….captured during a fun and eventful morning with a great group of guys (ref: earlier photos).
Urban Decay 19
Various forms of urban decay in one photo.
Urban Decay 20
by Todd Merica
A new shot in my “Urban Decay” series, I hope you enjoy it!
Set of images for the BFF monthly challenge (Urban Decay).
Adam And Eve
A set subject for Corio Bay Camera Club next month is Urban Decay. For the first time ever I think i have gone out and looked for a subject for a set subject competition. I did some HDR on this .. curves added a grunge type border.
Taken at the City Methodist Church in Gary Indiana.
Long Shot of Sofa
Taken at the abandoned City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana.
Police board in Brooklyn NY.
Windows and Glass
it has an arsty kind of look to it Ubi.
this is a bizarre model village around a pond that has been abandoned and left to rot.
Beautiful Decay Shot
by David Giral
This picture was taken from Imperial Lofts roofs on an assignment for Montreal Home Magazine. It’s pretty much untouched except for blending of two exposures for sky and ground. So it makes it a manual HDR ;-)
The Pretty Side Of Urban Decay
by Cheri Sundra
A vivid imagination and coloring effect combined to produce this shot.
Urban decay in Albany, New York.
Rail and Road
A decay shot of rail with soft blur.
Urban Decay HDR
by Sue Thompson
So many colors and textures…it is kind of sad to see a place like this, though.
An abandoned foyer in an uncompleted multi-storey building on Charoenkrung Road.
Urban Decay – Detroit, MI
The picture was taken from the 7th floor of the Lee Plaza Hotel – Detroit, MI.
Factory in Decay
HDR processing is excellent for this factory shot.
Urban exploration in Gary, Indiana at the City Methodist Church at 6th and Washington in Northwest Indiana.
This building has clearly seen better days and it is questionable as to how much longer it will be left standing.
This building is in Snohomish, WA. It is in the middle of town and it houses a restaurant/bar.
Urban exploration photography in Northwest Indiana at the City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana.
Indiana featuring grafitti at the City Methodist Church at 6th and Washington in Northwest Indiana.
Grand Hall – Michigan Central Depot
The grand symbol of Detroit’s urban decay, Michigan Central Depot opened its doors 95 years ago this month. Closed for years, no other Detroit ruin can quite match it for shear magnificence. It was the tallest and busiest train station in the United States when it opened December 16, 1913.
A decaying wharf in Liverpool1
by Neil Howard
Take as the Sun was setting. I was amazed that this was a short walk from the “gentrified” areas around the Pier Head.
by Andrea Pesce
Decay from Rodriquez Cantieri upstream of the railway.
A nice metal texture for you.
One of the new industry series explored by Ben.
The Tunnels of Angmar
Urban decay in Hazleton, PA.
by Kevin Walsh
Urban decay in small town USA, Miami, Arizona.
pipe in decay
copper mine – ruifang district, new taipei city. It was a copper mine and the pipes vented smoke/fumes over the top of the mountains.
Taken from the City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana.
Urban decay in Porto, Portugal.
by Yusri Yusof
One of my favorite subjects in photography, Derelict or Urban Decay.
Santa Margherita Ligure (Liguria, Italy), 21st January 2012.
The back alleys of Corsicana Texas. We photographed there on 3 different days and still never made it down all the alleys. It’s an urban decay delight.
by Ken Yuel
Now this is my kind of alley, urban decay, graffiti, and a place for information download (infoladen).. A delight find of this scene on our first day in Frankfurt Germany.
Potters Manor – extreme decay
This house in Crowborough, Sussex, was built in 1904 and designed by architect Hugh Jokin. It was owned by the Walford family.
by Joe Collver
N 9th and Willow, Philadelphia PA.
TrAin oF DeCay
A pic of old train interior.
Train part ’40
An abandoned train part at a Belgium ammo depot. There is not a lot of info on the ammo depot, but seems te be closed already for a pretty long time.
Train Decay Milky Way
Uyuni Train Graveyard
A decaying train on the outskirts of town in Uyuni, Bolivia.
Last Train to Nowhere
This train won’t be moved for awhile, the plants are trying to take it back over.
Old train cars
by Mike Grigg
A rusty find of old train.
A train painted in graffiti .
Signs of decay
All these pictures have been taken at the old railway station in Röbel (Müritz), where the historical railway-interest-group “Hei na Ganzlin” stores some very interesting things.
by Liis Roden
A train in the woods already abandoned years ago in Albany, NY.
Your train is delayed
Abandoned train in the old parnell train depot.
A beautiful image of decaying switch.
Waldo Covered Bridge
Constructed in 1858 over Talladega Creek in the Waldo community, about 5 miles out of Talladega on AL Hwy 77. It was constructed in the “Home/Queen” style and is 115′ long. The road bed leading to the bridge has long been removed to keep folks off the decaying bridge
Bridge on SR490 in Kentucky – hasn’t seen any fresh paint maybe since built?
by Brad widding
Built in 1880 in danville, the bridge was later moved a few miles to mickles in 1920. by 1936 the road had disappeared from the maps. it was not until 2006 when this bridge was “rediscovered”.
Hot metal bridge
Aproaching the bridge from the Carrie furnace (Rankin, PA.) side. Bridge built in 1900.
Crashed plane ( Arizona )
Target range tank
I decided to wander around the isle of purbeck, to see the village of tyneham.
Tank With Tadpoles
by Ken Schuler
A failed day of exploring.
Old iron III (BE) , 10.2013Source
Usine Comet 33
Urbex: Exploration of an abandoned factory somewhere in Belgium.Source
I’ve been wanting to do this for a while. Where I work, there are several buildings that are literally falling down among themselves. This is the old dietary building. I don’t think the 5 second rule applies here :~)Source