Earlier, I was thinking about how most of the photography that  I have come across is based upon the outer exterior of buildings. So I thought it would be rather interesting to see if anyone has taken it further and photographed the interior of urban decay.

I came across the forum http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/ when I was talking to a friend. He told me he was taking  up a new hobby which involved finding abandoned buildings, breaking into them and taking photographs. He said that there are a lot of “Urban explorers”

So what are “Urban Explorers?”

Urban exploration (Urbex or UE) is the examination of the normally unseen or off-limits part of the urban areas or industrial facilities. Urban exploration is also commonly referred to as “infiltration” although some people consider infiltration to be more closely associated with exploration of active or inhabited sits. I It may also be referred to as “draining”, “urban spelunking” , “urban caving” or “building hacking”

The nature of this activity presents various risks, including both physical danger and the possibility of arrest and punishment. Many, but not all, of the activities associated with urban exploration could be considered trespassing or other violations of local or regional laws, including – but not limited to – invasion of privacy and certain broadly interpreted anti-terrorism laws.

UE is so popular now, it has become a type of art that heightens your adrenaline at the same time, I have looked into UE in Coventry and there are a lot of local buildings that have become hot spots for the explorers. Here are some images taken from Peugeot Ryton Plant in Coventry

I think that this is a really powerful way of influencing. There is such a wide fan base within this forum and people are influenced by others within this massive urban jungle.

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