Filed under Dereliction

John Divola

Divola has done many projects throughout the last 40 years, most of which revolve around the landscape in some form or another. Series’ that have caught my attention are the Zuma series that works with an abandoned house, Divola records the changes that happen over time within the building, both natural and human alterations.

Another is his Isolated Houses series, which is exactly what the title states, a series of isolated houses out in the desert. His websites is

Robert Hendry

He works within a lot of fields, but I picked out his dereliction works due to his eye on texture and colour within the decay… I think they are quite beautiful. Something I will definitely take into my own work!

Kevin Bauman

Bauman has done various projects, some on lightening and the skyline, and another on churches. My favourite work is his 100 Abandoned Houses project, each one taken the same from the front of the house, take a look on his site …

Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre

Photographers from Paris who concentrate on dereliction, they have done projects called Theaters and the more famous Ruins of Detroit. Their website is

Mark Blundell

Blundell doesn’t just work with abandoned buildings, he also works with modern buildings and has also done some work on street art. He works very heavily in post editing, which does give some interesting effects and makes his works individual. I do feel he takes away some of the natural beauty of the buildings by editing, but I’m impressed with his skills, here’s his site …

James Lester

Lester is one of the first derelict photographers I came across. I don’t know much about him and his photography, but I enjoy his photographs and love the textures and light he has caught within some of his images. This is his website …

Dereliction Photography

As well as looking at old photography and the history of, I want to look at abandoned buildings and dereliction. I feel as though dereliction is an important part of history, just because it is decaying and falling apart doesn’t mean that there is nothing there to tell a story. The objects that are left behind can become an interesting factor within a photograph. The decay can give beautiful textures and colours and make what seems to be an abandoned ugly space look a lot more fascinating. There is always more than meets the eye…