Doug Madill: Painting Jersey City

“Painting Jersey City” offers a broad selection of new works from artist Doug Madill that focus primarily on the subject matter of day-to-day scenes within the environs of Jersey City, New Jersey. Encompassing street vistas, local landmarks, night scenes, and other recognizable haunts, the subject matter choices of painter Doug Madill are sourced primarily from his explorations of various Jersey City neighborhoods. These local perambulations are carried out on foot and when Madill finds a scene or object of interest in his travels, a painting is then executed on site, usually entirely “en plein air” which is a French term meaning “painted out of doors and from direct observation”. Continue reading »

Artist Imagines What Russian Skies Would Look If They Were In 8-Bit

A Russian artist turns typical Russian landscapes into 8-bit art. Here are some of their works. He calls the project “8-bit Skies” over Russia. “The broken pixel” community decided to fantasize a bit, and this is what happened… Continue reading »

URME: Your Personal Surveillance Identity Prosthetic


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The URME Personal Surveillance Identity Prosthetic demonstrates the latest in 3D printing technology. Made from a pigmented hard resin, this mask is both a 3D scan of artist Leo Selvaggio’s face, as well as photo realistic rendering of his features, such as skin tone, texture and hair. Continue reading »

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. Continue reading »

Urban Photographer Roman Robroek Spent 5 Years Scouring The Continent For The Grandest Examples Of Forgotten Architectural Beauty


A room with a view in Italy.

Dutch photographer Roman Robroek captures some of the most hauntingly beautiful spaces in pristine detail using only natural light. Roman’s fascination with these modern day ruins began along with his career in urban photography. Throughout his travels photographing buildings, he’d inevitably stumble across a great number of abandoned structures, many of them impressive in scope and size. Continue reading »

Capturing Urban Spaces With Exploration Photographer David de Rueda

Step into the unknown with urban photographer David de Rueda. From ghost towns to abandoned buildings, David unearths and captures some of the more eerie forgotten places of the world – some of which might be closer to you than you think. Continue reading »

“New York, By The Way”: Urban Pastel Color Photography By Ludwig Favre

Surreal neon and pastel colors photos of New York by Ludwig Favre, talented 42-year-old photographer, artist, filmmaker and Panasonic Lumix Ambassador from Paris, France. Ludwig specializes in major cities and urban landscapes. His latest series “New York, By The Way” shows the New York City in amazing pastel and neon colors. Continue reading »

Catzillas: Giant Cats In Urban Landscapes

Indonesian artist Fransdita Muafidin publishes a series of photomontages with kittens and fat adult cats among the urban landscapes from around the world. Continue reading »

Amazing Cyberpunk And Post-Apocalyptic Urban Landscapes By Justin Leduc

Justin Leduc is a multi-talented photographer, web developper and digital artist currently based in Toronto, Canada. Justin received his Bachelor of Arts in Communications (Interactive Media) from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). He shoots fantastic urban, abandoned and dystopian urban landscapes. Continue reading »

Incredible Cityscapes And Urban Photography By Harimao Lee

Harimao Lee is a talented self-taught photographer, filmmaker, traveler and urban explorer from Hong Kong. Harimao focuses on traveling, he shoots amazing street, rooftop, lifestyle and aerial photography. Lee uses Canon EOS 60D camera. Continue reading »

“After Hours In Hamburg”: Urban Nightscape Photography By Mark Broyer

Mark Broyer is a talented photographer, art director and designer currently based in Hamburg, Germany. Mark focuses on urban, he shoots stunning nightscapes, landscape, cityscapes and street photography. Continue reading »

“Nightland”: Breathtaking Urban Nightscape Photography By Michael Streckbein

Michael Streckbein is an professional photographer and artist currently based in Cologne, Germany. Michael focuses on architecture, urban and street photography. Continue reading »

The Urban Herons Of Amsterdam

Over the years a large population of grey herons have made an unlikely home in urban Amsterdam. Julie Hrudova documents how the birds integrate into city life.


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Grey herons have taken up residency in Amsterdam in recent decades, and are often seen at markets hoping to catch some fish or chicken. Continue reading »

Bench To Bedroom: Urban Furniture Turned Homeless Shelters

Whereas London and Montreal have installed spikes on the sidewalks to keep homeless people from getting too comfortable, Vancouver offers a kind welcome with benches that transform into mini-shelters. A nonprofit called RainCity Housing teamed up with Spring Advertising to create the modified public benches in order to provide a covered place to sleep while simultaneously raising awareness. Continue reading »

Stunning Chinese Urban Nightscapes By Mark Horn

Mark Horn is a talented artist, photographer and traveler who currently lives and works in Amsterdam, Kingdom of the Netherlands. Mark shoots a lot of travel, editorial, portrait and urban photography. His “China Night” series, bring us in a cloudy, misty and urban scenario of China’s streets. Continue reading »

Daredevil Japanese Photographer Explores Urban Landscapes From A New Perspective

Tatsuto Shibata is a talented young self-taught photographer and student, who was born in Kasumigaura-shi, Ibaraki, Japan and currently lives and works in New York. Tatsuto shoots a lot of cityscapes, streetscapes, landscapes and portrait photography. Shibata travels across the globe capturing stunning urban photos. He studies Management at LIU Brooklyn. Continue reading »

Photographer Nei Valente Creates An Urban Photo Series Of The NYC Newsstands

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Nei Valente is a 27 year old Brazilian designer and street photographer. He is currently living in NYC and working at Brand Union. His latest series, “NYC newsstand”, tries to portray the current reality of the classic New York newsstands and the characters that live in and through them to create the debate about their future in the digital era. The series dialogues with the 1994 Moyra Davey series “Newsstands” that shows a completely different reality and aesthetic. Nei finds that the interesting thing about having a lot of portraits in the same theme is that you can compare and analyze how are they adapting to this new world and observe that while some keep the magazines and newspapers in front, others are giving priority to candies, snacks and souvenirs. Continue reading »

Eerie Photographs Captured By An Urban Explorer Show An Abandoned Mental Asylum Crumbling Into Disrepair

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An exterior view of some boarded up windows at Rauceby, an abandoned mental asylum in Lincolnshire, UK. These haunting photos show the collapsing remains of a derelict mental asylum. The pictures show the ruined former hospital building and chapel, now covered in dust and graffiti. Few signs remain that reveal the site as a former home of mentally ill adults and children. Continue reading »

Urban Exploration Photographer Reveals Abandoned Ferrari & MG Sports Car. Bonus: Lamborghini Diablo Goat Edition

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Image: LeiV Photo; the abandoned Ferrari

Belgium-based urban exploration photographer LeiV Photo captured these interesting – perhaps even tear-jerking – scenes of classic cars slowly rusting away into oblivion in a barn or garage at an undisclosed location. Among them are an abandoned Ferrari and an old MG. Continue reading »

Shampoo Planet: Paintings Of North American Urban Landscapes And Interiors By Marc Trujillo

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Photorealistic paintings of discount retailers, members-only wholesale clubs, fast food restaurants, car washes, and gas stations by San Fernando Valley-based artist Marc Trujillo. The interior spaces and commercial architecture he depicts are often places that are designed to be enjoyed and frequent by most people but move past through. These “nowhere places” inspire and fascinate Trujillo as they dominate the country’s urban landscape. Continue reading »

Urban Jungle: Hong Kong From Above By Andy Yeung

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Photographer Andy Yeung has called Hong Kong home since birth, but it took a trip away to spark the idea for Urban Jungle, his captivating series that captures aerial views of the city’s jam-packed skyline. Continue reading »

This Urban Artist Creates Amazing Rainbow Colored Art Around The World

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French urban artist Mademoiselle Maurice (previously), has traveled the world adding colorful artistic installations for everyone to enjoy. After studying architecture in Lyon, she worked in Geneva and Marseille, before moving to Japan, where she was in 2011, when the devastating earthquakes hit. It was then that she decided to start composing artistic and urban works. Now based in Paris, Mademoiselle Maurice designs and creates colorful installations using origami, lace or embroidery, or other mixed media. Continue reading »

Photographer Elaine Li Captures Beautiful Pictures Of Urban Landscapes In Unusual Ways

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Elaine Li is a talented self taught photographer, art director and designer, who was born and raised in Hong Kong. Elaine studied in Melbourne for two years, then she received her BFA degree in Visual Communication Design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, SAIC. Li shoots a lot of travel, architecture and urban photography. Continue reading »

Urban Melancholy: Night Cityscapes By The Artist Alexey Butyrsky

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Alexey Butyrsky is a professional artist from Moscow, Russia. His paintings have been shown at exhibitions in Russia, England, and the USA. Alexey’s focal area is now cityscapes: tranquillity and a special melancholy evening mood is felt in each his painting. Continue reading »

Artists Takes Trash To New Heights As Habitat For Urban Birds

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Have you ever wonder why Angry Birds are so angry? Maybe it’s because not enough of us are building them charming birdhouses like street artist Thomas “Dambo” Winther (previously). Dambo’s Happy City Birds project is upcycling trash into birdhouses for natures little recyclers. Continue reading »