is the exploration of man-made structures, usually abandoned ruins or not usually seen components of the man-made environment.
Before the advent of a definition for a non-conformist act in itself I would never have considered myself to be an 'Urban Explorer'. There is simply a certain allure towards an abandoned or derelict structure that appeals to the curious mind, something I have felt for as long as I can remember.
For me it is not the adrenaline of gaining entry, but merely being present in a place you would never ordinarily have been. A place where someone lived or thousands of people have been before you to work or play, now there is only you.
The history of such a place leaves behind an atmosphere that can only be described by experience. In documenting these places we are passing on a sign of our times, through industrialisation to recession, and re-building.
What follows are my exploits in discovering a world unseen by most, laying right before our eyes.
Take only photographs, leave only footprints.