This Photographer Is Recording Britain’s Most Stunning Abandoned Places

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Meet Simon Yeung: He travels around Britain taking photos of abandoned places. And they’re incredible.

Yeung, who says he has always had a passion for shooting architecture, first became hooked on photographing abandoned places in Paris.

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And he’s now made it his mission to explore and photograph Britain’s abandoned buildings.

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Speaking to UNILAD, the 37-year-old says he sources his locations through Google, Instagram, urban exploration websites and word of mouth.

But he doesn’t always get permission to photograph these places. Yeung, who doesn’t disclose his photo’s locations, told UNILAD: “Obtaining permission would be impossible due to the strict health and safety laws in this country.”

And it’s not hard to see why. Between damp ceilings, rotting houses and collapsed cathedrals, Yeung is photographing places not necessarily up to safe standards.

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But Yeung doesn’t seem to mind: “Britain has some truly beautiful buildings so it was only natural that I started exploring and photographing them.”

And he’ll continue doing so. After photographing abandoned locations for around a year, Yeung is planning to take his photo series to Germany, France and Belgium in October.


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