Wednesday, 31 March 2010
During a session of stumbling around the internet, I happened to find a rather strange forum dedicated to gathering information, discussions and photographs of abandoned buildings and derelict places.
I'm not entirely sure of why it exists, whether it is simply for discussion or, because of the 28 Days Later logo at the top, whether it was initially set up for scouting locations for the film and has just grown organically from there.
The locations seem to be centred around large, abandoned buildings such as hospitals or factories, but my favourite images are the ones of a 110 year old cinema, the one with the chandelier and the one below that.
My favourite photographer I found on the forum was Gina Soden, who took about half of the above images!
When I look at it, I just see prime (and cheap!) locations for photo shoots or editorials, just imagine a model dressed head to toe in Miu Miu in any of the above photographs and you've got yourself a Vogue shoot. The images on this post are the ones I've picked out to be the best location for a photo shoot, though being in some of the building would freak me out a little...
What do you think?
Have a look at more Urban Explorations here.