27 February 2011

The Boy With The Thorn In His Side

Germany. 35mm film; cropped.
Pictures taken in January 2009 
and December 2008, respectively.

Title taken from the song by The Smiths. If you're interested in what is commonly referred to as urban exploration, you'll have to  get used to thorns. To bruises, cuts, dust. To the eventuality of getting into trouble.
Another thing that fascinates me about urban exploration - themed photography is that it's not really about producing perfect photographs. I wouldn't usually take a picture of my own shadow. In this context however, the shadow looks cool.

One of my favourite urban explorers and photographers of abandoned places and urban decay, Björn Sahlberg, has taken some great pictures in Sweden. I'm planning to visit at least two of the places he's been to, a sulfite mill and an iron mine. Maybe I'm gonna add a military train depot to the list. Click here for another interesting photographic project by Sahlberg. This is his new website.

Speaking of which, the web designer and I will update my homepage soon.

On to a different topic... You know that I love to watch other artists at work. Here's a great short film about a calligrapher.

Have a nice day.

- Dom


moi said...

sadly i didn't write this.. it's from the movie The tracey fragments. It's so good, so awful but then again so beautiful. The script is simply amazing.

Dominic Doherty said...

I'll have to watch it!

Sy's Prints said...

awesome shots! love urban exploration, went to an abandoned firework factory in dartford a while back

Dominic Doherty said...

Thanks a lot! There's some interesting places in London too.

donnie said...

great pics and song - i saw the smiths at the QMU at Glasgow University in 1984 - just as they were beginning to get big :)

Dominic Doherty said...

Thanks Donnie.
That's awesome. Wish I'd been there.

T. Becque said...

Completely my type of subject matter - nice job with these! And The Smiths, wow that brings back memories!

Dominic Doherty said...

Thank you, Trisha!

Maurício Sapata said...

I just had a look at your website and it's fantastic ! The abandoned places pics are amazing... well done !

Dominic Doherty said...

Thanks, but I need to update that website a.s.a.p. - it's a total mess.