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

Third View

So I’ve begun my research paper for University and the first artist I have been writing about is Mark Klett and his team doing the Third View project. Overall it is a rephotography project, which simply put is retaking photographs of the same space. This could be years, days, hours, even minutes later than the previous image was shot.

Klett was originally part of a the second view project as well, which started from a large selection of photographs taken in the 19th century for a geographic survey. Now onto their third view, it’s become quite a project. The images are from the same view, but the change within them is what makes them interesting. The website is …

Gerard Byrne

Byrne’s work doesn’t fit at all with my previous dereliction works, but I really enjoy his use of colour in his series A Country Road, can find information here about him …

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 …