Mar 19 2012

Beauty of Urban Decay and Destruction Photography Collection

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One truth for many seekers of inspiration is that a haunting beauty can sometimes be found in the wake of ruin. This is why so many photographers partake in urban exploration to fill their portfolios. Because in the destruction wrought from age, nature, and the devastating hands of war, photographers find some of their most engaging and emotive subjects. Which brings us to our current photography showcase.

Below is a collection of breathtaking urban decay and destruction photography that is sure to inspire and move you. These talented photographers have used a range of effects and methods to give their subjects the impact they were aiming for, and they have all done so with stunning results.

Urban Decay and Destruction

Piano Blues by Matthias Hacker

Lift To The Darkness by Nichofsky

The train. by Zhen-Yang

The Bear by Miisamm

Sleep by bRokEnCHaR

Planchettes by NomNomBurgerZ

Abandoned 45 by Banderoo

simplicissimus by schnotte

Stairway to…… by ashleygino

wheel by APPELBOOM

TV Night by Matthias Hacker

Hallway I by Nichofsky

Breathing but not alive by Kokska

Plongee by NomNomBurgerZ

urban decay by anythingbx

Urban Exploration by corvusaniums

Creepy Window by donloe

…… by EmilyKimi

asbestos in the morning by APPELBOOM

factory by windrides

Untitled by Matthias Hacker

Dead Doll by Nichofsky

Abandoned shining IV by notHaruhi

Mirrored by Miisamm

san 82-84 by z0th

Wheelchair by Lupardus-lu

Dark Elevator Shaft by TheSplitGemini

RAC 5th Battery – Part 4 by jpgmn

300 mSv-h by wild-vortex

Lost Alfa’s 07 by Bestarns

Tower Stairs by Matthias Haker

bath 1 by grabraeuber68

Soul of the Cook by stengchen

toilet room by MementoX

tools of the trade by PaExplorations

Little puppet by Lupardus-lu

destructor 9910-12 by z0th

stairway to…. by Gerlofsma

Church Gravestone 01 by Bestarns

Secret place by VTAL

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Comments and Discussions
  • Theo, 19 March 2012

    Great shots in this collection!

  • WarGot, 19 March 2012

    Great photos. Thanks for this collection.

  • George Dina, 19 March 2012

    Nice collection!
    For this article the Pinterest button is really useful.

  • Funky Porcupine, 19 March 2012

    Great article! Those photos are beautiful and very inspirational.

  • Paul, 20 March 2012

    Amazing stuff. I would love to explore these locations… such amazing places and history.

  • Christian, 20 March 2012

    Thanks for this collection! I like urban exploration photos :)

  • Shane, 20 March 2012

    Great collection of photography, I’ve always liked the grungy feel of urban decay photography!

  • stein, 20 March 2012

    great collection. some pictures are a bit overdone by the HDR effect imo, but very inspirational indeed!

  • Robert Bowen, 20 March 2012

    Glad that so many are finding the post inspiring. Mission accomplished! :)

    Noupe Editorial Team

  • Varsha, 21 March 2012

    On condition that I provide full links + credit+ a post about the team and the photos, I hope it’s okay if I use some of these photos, unchanged, as inspiration for a set of flash fiction short stories to be published only on my blog for only the personal enjoyment for others and no profit whatsoever.

  • CJ, 22 March 2012

    WOW. These are some of the most inspiring photos that I have seen. Thanks NOUPE, I love you!

  • vasu, 26 March 2012

    scary shots….

  • Geary, 04 April 2012

    Many of them appear to be HDR, simply amazing photographs.

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