Have you ever wanted to just Explore Everything? The adventurous new book by photographer and researcher Bradley Garret explores hidden gems, forgotten parts of cities and very difficult places to reach all over the world. Garret can often be seen sneaking into sewers, abandoned buildings and underground train stations as well as hanging out on top of skyscrapers.
Garrett is leading a revolution in urban photography that he calls “place-hacking.” “I see the access to secret spatial information available to those willing to dive through the loopholes in the system as akin to virtual hacking,” he said.
Here are some amazing shots from Garrett’s book, taken from over 300 locations across eight countries, including London, Paris, Berlin, Detroit, Chicago, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. The photos are sure to bring you a sense of excitement, terror or perhaps a little of both as you follow along the dangerous journey of a serial trespasser!
Inside the Farwell Building in Detroit, Michigan
It is assumed that every inch of the world has been explored and charted; that there is nowhere new to go. But perhaps it is the everyday places around us — the cities we live in — that need to be rediscovered. What does it feel like to find the city’s edge, to explore its forgotten tunnels and scale unfinished skyscrapers high above the metropolis? Explore Everything reclaims the city, recasting it as a place for endless adventure. – Bradley Garret
River Tyburn, City of London
Castle of Mesen, Lede, Belgium
The Boneyard, Victorville, California
Empty Cars inside the Aldwych Disused Tube Station, Piccadilly Line, London, UK
Embankment Pipe Subways, London, UK
The Shard, South London, U
Woodward Avenue Church, Detroit, Michigan
West Park Asylum, Epsom, Surrey, UK
Hydro Arena, Glasgow, Scotland
Atop the Tour Horizons, Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Durham Baths, Durham, England
Lake Michigan Lightning from Atop the Ritz-Carlton Residences in Chicago
Explore Everything: Place Hacking the City will be available October 8 at Verso and Amazon.
via The Atlantic