These Urban Exploration Photos Are Totally Worth Getting Caught

Photographer Daniel Marbaix is a modern days explorer. An urban archeologist. But instead of documenting ancient civilizations he photographs the decaying cities of our time.

These Urban Exploration Photos Are Totally Worth Getting Caught

Daniel looks for abandoned locations and find the beauty in the decay. He has already been to the US and all over Europe including Uk, Ireland, Belgium, France, Holland, Germany, Italy, Austria and Hungary. Japan, Bulgaria and Detroit are on his plans.

We asked Daniel how he got in the urban exploring business to which he cryptically replied: “I’ve always gone places I shouldn’t and have always had a passion for photography. I combined the 2 in around 2009 and haven’t looked back

These Urban Exploration Photos Are Totally Worth Getting Caught

While some publications reported he was repeatedly arrested, he did not spend a night in jail, but he was caught over 20 times: “I’ve been caught by security and the police but because trespassing is a civil offense in most of the places I visit its usually just a telling off and we’re on our way again. Although in America it is illegal so we would have been arrested we just made extra effort not to get caught

These Urban Exploration Photos Are Totally Worth Getting Caught

These Urban Exploration Photos Are Totally Worth Getting Caught

These Urban Exploration Photos Are Totally Worth Getting Caught

These Urban Exploration Photos Are Totally Worth Getting Caught

These Urban Exploration Photos Are Totally Worth Getting Caught

These Urban Exploration Photos Are Totally Worth Getting Caught

These Urban Exploration Photos Are Totally Worth Getting Caught

These Urban Exploration Photos Are Totally Worth Getting Caught

These Urban Exploration Photos Are Totally Worth Getting Caught

These Urban Exploration Photos Are Totally Worth Getting Caught

These Urban Exploration Photos Are Totally Worth Getting Caught

These Urban Exploration Photos Are Totally Worth Getting Caught

These Urban Exploration Photos Are Totally Worth Getting Caught

These Urban Exploration Photos Are Totally Worth Getting Caught

To see more of Daniel’s work you can visit his Flickr, website, Facebook or grab a copy of his book – States of Decay.

  • Jay Riemenschneider

    Can someone take photoshop away from these people?

    • Zord

      What are you talking about?

      • Ezzy

        I think he means at least the “HDR” ones that are just overdone and look like plain tone mapping.

  • jim

    Becareful when you come to Detroit. Photographers are getting mugged and beaten here. Detroit is not a safe place for urbexing. The criminals know you have expensive equipment. A headless body was just found in an abandoned school here.

    • jill

      What?? I’ve never heard of this and I know people who do this. Where did you hear this?

      • jim

        I also “urbex”. The story about the headless body was on freep.

  • Nate

    I used to see this guys stuff on a review website; thought it was pretty cool back then too. HDR used well.

  • 4ChanApologist

    While some of these photos are really stunning, the use of HDR on a few of them is distracting and takes away from the photo rather than adding to it.

    Still, as someone who’s into photography and UE, this is really impressive stuff.

  • DManring

    if your into this kinda stuff you guys should check out
    http://sleepycity.net/

    lots of beautiful images on here of urban exploration

  • fj1200

    Nice photos, I do something a bit like this with industrial sites. But I really don’t like HDR generally, and prefer not to over-’Shop them as I find it takes away from the original and introduces a gloss and shine that simply isn’t there. A little tweaking in Lr and that’s it.