Urban Exploration - often referred to as urbex or UE - is the photographic examination of the normally unseen or off-limits parts of the urban areas that surround us. The nature of urbex presents various risks, including physical danger and the possibility of police involvement, if you're not careful.
Armed with my Canon 7D DSLR camera, I enter locations to photo document these forgotten places. I find the decay of uninhabited space to be moving, and at times a little daunting. In my opinion it's the closest you can get to the past. Walking down a hallway of an old asylum, cinema or wherever it maybe, you can often feel the atmosphere of what it once was, with the people within it. Abandoned locations can be, at times, heavily guarded with trip sensors and active security patrols. Others are more easily accessible and carry less risk of discovery.b