Urbex books

Recommended urban exploration books

Here are some recommendations on books about urban exploring and abandoned places. I have read them all and so should you if you are into urbex. Great books to have in your bookshelf for inspiration. :)

‘Access all areas’ provides tips and tricks for entering abandoned or live places (infiltration). Very entertaining reading and you might pick up a few useful tips.

The ‘Beauty in decay’ books are filled with awesome abandoned places from well-known photographers in the urbex community.

‘States of Decay’ covers fantastic abandoned places in USA.

My own book – ‘Forlatte steder’

I’ve made a book called ‘Forlatte steder’ which means ‘Abandoned places’ and is a complete urbex photography book. It has 240 pages with photography and a few pages with text. The book is a photo project that shows buildings and places that are no longer being used and are abandoned. Slowly but surely, nature works to take back and break down the places people once built and no longer need. Paint peeling on walls, rust, broken glass, silence, left behind objects from a lost era is some of what makes photography it so exciting.

The pictures are taken on journeys to Germany, UK, Austria, Sweden and Norway in the period 2009 to 2012 and shows the old mental hospitals, sanatoriums, bunkers, hotels, amusement parks, old industrial sites and a car cemetery name a few. Some shots are pure documentation photos, while others are processed through a HDR technique to increase the mood trying to imagine what the world would look if humans suddenly disappeared.

How to buy:

– The printed hardcover book can be bought on blurb.com for $85.95 and soft-cover $71.95:
– There are also an ipad Ebook version for $14.99:

If you buy any of the versions, feel free to give me constructive feedback and comments so I can improve on upcoming books. Drop me an email or something. If you want to be on a notify list when I have translated it to English, send me a message as well.

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