Exploration Photographer Has Traveled Thousands Of Miles To Document The Eerie Beauty Of Abandoned Industrial Locations – Design You Trust

Exploration Photographer Has Traveled Thousands Of Miles To Document The Eerie Beauty Of Abandoned Industrial Locations

The photographer behind Freaktography is a modern day explorer choosing to seek out and show the wonders and mysteries of our own backyards through unconventional photography and adventurous Urban Exploring. In the works of a photographer named Dave – who goes by Freaktography and never gives out his full name – haunting abandonment leaps from images of discarded machinery, tools and factory essentials.

The work of Freaktography has been featured worldwide in print, online and broadcast appearing in Warner Bro’s “The Flash” and the major motion picture “Lavender”. His work and adventures have been featured across North America on Buzzfeed, The Weather Channel, Canadian Geographic, CTV News, Petapixel, HGTV and more. Globally he has been featured in The Daily Mail and The Telegraph in the UK as well as dozens of news outlets from Italy to Australia, Germany, Portugal, Spain and Hong Kong.

“When I started out, it was as simple as 1) find a location 2) take as many photos as possible 3) dump them in an Urban Exploration Photography database website or internet forum for all to see. Not that there is anything wrong with this method, it’s how many start out. Currently, I try to not take too many shots and I consider the shot as I frame it up. I (quickly) ask myself “will I use this”, “will this shot work or will it just take up hard drive space”. Where I used to dump dozens of shots into an Urban Exploration photography gallery, now I try and keep it to around 20, there are of course exceptions to that, sometimes it is fun to just do an old fashioned explore and put a whole set out for the followers to enjoy. Once I come home from an explore or from climbing a rooftop I will sort through all the shots taken and separate them into “yes”, “no” and “maybe” groups – as I get progressively better I find that I have far more “yes” shots and far less “no” shots. But I still have more “no” shots than I would like!” he wrote.

More: Freaktography, Instagram, Facebook, Flickr

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

Conceptual And Lifestyle Portrait Photography By Lauren Shipman
"Nature Under Threat": The winning Images of The Cop26 Photographic Competition 2021
This Instagram Account Documents a World of Anonymous Street Style in New York
Cool Photos Show Lifestyle of Swedish Youth in the Early 1970s
La-La Land: The Playful Side of Los Angeles in The 1970s and '80s
The White House’s Pete Souza Has Shot Nearly 2M Photos Of Obama, Here Some Of His Favorites
Brutalist Cityscapes Of Shanghai In Stunning Photo Works By Aaron Shao
"Backstage Disillusion": The Incredible In-Game Photo Artworks By Petri Levälahti
Woman Stages Very Intimate Postpartum Photo Shoot To Build Back Her Body Confidence After Having 3 Babies In One Year
An English Student’s Street Photographs of Edinburgh In the 1950s and 1960s
Cyberpunk And Futuristic Street Photography By Yuto Yamada
Awkward Metal Band Photos
Asia From Above: Breathtaking Drone Photography By Kosuke Kurata
Incredible Images Capture The Raw Beauty Of Waves Breaking Off The Coast Of South Africa
Beautiful Black & White Photographs of Children Playing in Barcelona in the 1970s
A Scary Side of Beauty Culture
Photographer Eric Floberg Shoots Stunning Double-Exposure Photos With A Tilt-Shift Lens
2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer Of The Year – Nature
American Photographer Bruce Gilden Documents The Wildlife Of The Russian Gangsters
Royal Society Photo Contest Winners Capture Breathtaking Details Of Our Rapidly Changing World
Urban Diversion: Playful Street Art Interventions on the Streets of France
Chinese families with all their stuff in a single photo by Huang Qingjun
The Adventures Moody Groot: A LEGO Photo Series
Changing Cities: The Overlapping Of Past And Present