Industrial Photography

Factory One #1

During the trip to Italy earlier this year a few of the locations we visited were disused factories. There's something tranquil and serene about these vast spaces. Quiet and relaxing, no doubt once filled with containers of wares. Now a canvas for artists.

By | September 11th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Industrial, Italy, Overseas, Urban Exploration|0 Comments

ECVB Panorama Collection

I posted this pano at the weekend on a pano Facebook page and a few people pointed out stitching errors that I'd not noticed previously, so I decided to have another go at it.After looking at the original I have to agree with them. This was one of the very first panorama images that I [...]

By | September 5th, 2012|Belgium, Blog, Featured, Industrial, Overseas, Panoramas, Urban Exploration|5 Comments

Sea Creative – Out of Sight

Here's my take on the cover of RomanyWG's excellent book - Out of Sight. If you are a fan iof street art and urbex it's certainly worth a look. Art that has been presented in hidden location around Europe featuring lots by Sea Creative, Phlegm and others.

Terres Rouge – Red Earth

I don't often include images of the people I explore with in my pics, but decided this was a good one of my friend RomanyWG, his son Ellis is sneaking into shot on the right too. It gives an idea of the scale of the facility we were exploring. The concrete structures were tainted with [...]

By | August 13th, 2012|Belgium, Blog, Featured, Industrial, Overseas, Urban Exploration|1 Comment

Terres Rouge

Terres Rouge is so named due to the red earth that covers this area. I huge industrial area ion the border of France and Luxembourg. There isn't that much left now, a few of these silos and  a powerstation remain, the rest is flattened. I particularly wanted to visit the power station again on this [...]

By | August 11th, 2012|Belgium, Blog, Featured, Industrial, Overseas, Urban Exploration|4 Comments

Lavoir a Charbon – Mechanised II

Here's another washerie - a different one from the previous image. After going to several locations that are similar, particular power stations its funny how they all seem to meld together - similar features and decay. All still beautiful inmy opinion. This place was in a fairly good state though - the floors were solid [...]

By | July 25th, 2012|Blog, Featured, France, Industrial, Urban Exploration|1 Comment

Back On It!

After a bit of a hiatus I am back on it. I've had a week or so off social media and blogging whilst out in France with friends. Its the first holiday that I've had in over five years where I've done 'nothing'. We sat by the pool, drank great wine, eat wonderful food and [...]

By | July 24th, 2012|Blog, Featured, France, Industrial, Overseas, Urban Exploration|3 Comments

In Pursuit of Rare Meat

I'd seen this mammal in RomanyWG's excellent book Out Of Sight and was pleased to find it hidden away in the Tannery. I shot some normal images straight on, but when I walked through the door Looking back I really liked the framing of this. The Deer looks startled, as if it's heard me and [...]

In Triplicate – Sea Creative

The great blue walls in the tannery provide an awesome canvas for the artists Sea Creative and Vine (right). Pretty much the whole of the factory wall is covered by the work of only three or four artists, their own private play area. The almost monotone colour set that has been chosen works really well [...]

Lavoir à Charbon – Mechanised

The second washerie we went to was a death trap, rusty floors and stairs. However the risk was worth it. The machinery on the top floor was lovely, decaying gracefully. I have no idea what these machines did or how they did it, the paddles look too fragile to actually sort or 'paddle' the coal. [...]

By | May 26th, 2012|Blog, Featured, France, Industrial, Overseas, Urban Exploration|2 Comments

Abandoned Art – Senso – Fallen Angel

In the warehouse somewhat hidden away was this fantastic piece by Senso, I really like this, the image really jumps out of the wall and the artist has used the environment well, the fallen angel sitting on the switches.   Click the image to see a slightly larger version or to purchase

By | May 9th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Industrial, Italy, Overseas, Street Art|0 Comments

Abandond Art – FRESH

Another from the same location as the previous images. I think was the only piece we found by ABSOLUT here.

By | April 25th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Industrial, Italy, Overseas, Street Art|3 Comments

Abandoned Art – Sea Creative – Vine

More excellent contact work from my travelling colleague. We met a couple of the artists at a secret spot in Italy, yet another vast location with a lot of excellent art. The guys have been painting here for a long time and will continue to do so. The art on the walls is outstanding some [...]

By | April 23rd, 2012|Blog, Featured, Industrial, Italy, Street Art|2 Comments

Abandoned Art – James Kalinda

My travelling colleague is a bit of a street-art collector, or more accurately hidden art, a few mails and call were exchanged and we had the location of a new spot sorted. There's something affirming and ego-less about the guys that paint in hidden and abandoned locations, great works on vast walls, not for the [...]

Lavoir à Charbon A – Pincer Action

It wasn't all manor houses and hospitals on our recent tour of Italy. On the way we travelled through France and Luxembourg, stopping off at a rather tasty coke washing plant. This was an interesting one as the site that it is on is live with plenty of people around. thankfully we entered unnoticed and [...]

By | April 20th, 2012|Blog, Featured, France, Industrial, Overseas, Urban Exploration|2 Comments

Sheffield Abandoned Factory

After searching through the archives I came across this shot - Its a pretty straight forward image and not the most interesting I must admit, however it was nice and easy to produce for a Sunday morning. We'd actually gone to do some graf hunting, looking for a pigs arse of all things, which we [...]

By | March 25th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Industrial, Sheffield, UK, Urban Exploration|3 Comments

PTGui Tutorial

I've had a few people ask how I line up my panoramas, so I thought it was about time I shared my processing technique. Currently I am using PTGui, its a pretty cool program and works really well. The only proviso is that you have a panoramic head that is correctly aligned for your camera [...]

By | March 22nd, 2012|Blog, Featured, Industrial, Tutorials, Urban Exploration|1 Comment

Centrale Thermique – Take It Away

I've been doing a lot of panoramas recently and although I really like doing them I wanted to get back to something more my usual style. I wanted PIPES this evening. I was searching through my images from last summer and came across this from Centrale Thermique, its a powerstation in Europe, disused of course. [...]

By | March 20th, 2012|Belgium, Blog, Featured, Industrial, Overseas, Urban Exploration|4 Comments

Battersea Power Station

A few weekends ago I went to take an image that I've been after for a long time. I was hoping to catch a pano from this spot but unfortunately my camera failed me, or more to the point, it wouldn't expose long enough to get any useful data from the ground. I may still [...]

By | March 14th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Industrial, London, UK|2 Comments

Image Processing Tutorial

I thought that I'd create a post showing how I created an image this morning. I've been spending a bit of time brushing up on skills and looking into tutorials recently, so I thought it was time to put into use what I had learnt and share that with my viewers. Generally I use several [...]

By | February 25th, 2012|., Belgium, Blog, Featured, Industrial, Overseas, Tutorials, Urban Exploration|5 Comments

Reims – Iemza, Street Art

On the way back from Luxembourg we detoured through France to visit a derelict industrial compound that was due to be flattened. there were still a few buildings left, this one in particular held what we had come to see. The artist of the insect like beings is IEMZA. There's a lot of work gone [...]

Dartmoor – Underworld

Hidden under the Dartmoor turf is this little urbex gem. Its a disused pumping house. The second visit for me, first time it wasn't this damp. I was expecting there to be a little water, however I wasn't expecting it to be 18 inches plus deep. I shou8ld have taken my waders! There is very [...]

By | February 17th, 2012|Blog, Devon, Featured, Industrial, UK, Urban Exploration|4 Comments

Filter House Gallery – Panorama

Just outside Sheffield is a disused filterhouse, it's a haven for creatives and their excellent art. I was lucky enough to meet one of the artists here as he was working on a new piece. It's over six months since I've been here and was amazed to see that the walls have changed - such [...]

By | February 6th, 2012|., Blog, Featured, Industrial, Panoramas, Sheffield, Street Art, UK|1 Comment

Wool Grading Sheds – Ironwork

This is a pretty simple image - just an empty warehouse, but look at the lovely ironwork in the roof. They don't make them like that anymore. The room was probably the tidiest, of the buildings at site, nicely clean floors and no  rotting roofs. the sun was low as you can see and gave [...]

By | January 30th, 2012|Blog, Devon, Featured, Industrial, UK, Urban Exploration|5 Comments

Wool Grading – Dodgy Room #2

Here's another shot of the room with the dodgy floor. After venturing across the bridge and not being sure what to find the other side of the door I was faces with a rather large hole in the floor. Luckily the door was placed over the hole so I was able to get into the [...]

By | January 24th, 2012|Blog, Devon, Featured, Industrial, UK, Urban Exploration|2 Comments

Wool Grading – Two Ways

I've tried to take advantage of the wide angle lens here and split the image in two. This was an idea I saw at some of the local asylums where the corridors are acutely angled. This is testament to having my eyes open and thinking about framing images and what the camera and lens can [...]

By | January 19th, 2012|Blog, Devon, Featured, Industrial, UK, Urban Exploration|0 Comments

Wool Grading Sheds – The Switch

Although the mill is very stripped and just a shell there are a few interesting things left on the walls, well one or two anyway. I spotted this switch and thought it would make a nice subject and a change to use a different lens. Shooting wide angle is pretty easy, composition is a doddle [...]

By | January 17th, 2012|Blog, Devon, Featured, Industrial, UK, Urban Exploration|0 Comments

Crossness Pumpingstation and Panorama Heads

On Sunday Viveca and I went to Crossness Pumping Station. It was Open House London day and as we were a bit slow off the mark we hadn't booked to go anywhere. Its basically a weekend where-lots of usually closed houses and architectural oddities a that are normally closed are opened up to the public. [...]

By | September 19th, 2011|Featured, Industrial, London|1 Comment

ECVB – Cockerill

Here's my final panorama from ECVB - this is taken from the area furthest from the control room. More super pipes for you to scroll around. Hit the full screen icon (the right hand square) once the image has loaded  for the full screen experience.   Again this is processed in a similar [...]

By | September 18th, 2011|Belgium, Featured, Industrial, Panoramas|1 Comment

ECVB – Organ Pipes

This is the money shot at ECVB. Right in front of the control room facing the four massive silver pipes that extend to the ceiling. From here the true majesty of the site can be seen, it really is awesome.   This image is made from 162 images,18 shots made up of 9 [...]

By | September 15th, 2011|Belgium, Featured, Industrial, Panoramas|5 Comments
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