The Beauty Of Decay: Gorgeous Shots of Creepy, Abandoned Buildings

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Urban exploration photographer Niki Feijen takes photos of abandoned ruins, finding beauty in his work. ..

Do you ever wonder what lies behind that fence, past the DO NO ENTER sign ? Welcome to the Art of Urbex by Niki Feijen. My book “Disciple of Decay” and prints are for sale at To protect locations from vandals they won’t be revealed.Description

I was born in 1977 in Eindhoven, located in the south of The Netherlands. Altough it’s not my profession i’ve been experimenting with photography ever since i was a kid. While shooting several years with a Nikon F65 analog camera i soon switched to the joy of digital photography. Started out with Sony and Panasonic I ended up with a Nikon D70 being my first digital SLR. A world opened up and after a D90 i’m settled with the fantastic full frame D800 now. an Awesome combo with the Nikon 14-24mm 2.8 lens.After a diversity of photography directions (Landscapes, Sports, Concerts) i discovered Urbex photography.
Urbex, short for Urban Exploring is according to Wikipedia: The examination of the normally unseen or off-limits parts of urban areas or industrial facilities. So basically visiting and photographing abandoned buildings, tunnels, industry, castles etc.

Most of my shots are HDR shots, short for High Dynamic Range. HDR is perfect for low light locations but it has to be subtle. 

Besides Urbex i have this crazy stairs addiction. I can spend hours underneath a staircase just to take that one awesome shot. When shot right, a stairwell or an atmospheric urbex shot can turn into something very special, almost a piece of art. 

That’s the exactly what i want to show people;

The beauty of decay, the Art of Urbex.

To protect the locations from vandals and looters, the locations will never be revealed. So please do not ask for them.

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