Book Review - Abandoned Places by Kieron Connolly

Update: This post was originally posted on 14th February 2020 but after changing my website this post had to be re-published due to technical issues.

When you are feeling in a bit of a rut as a photographer one way to help yourself out of a creative rut is to read a photography book.

Back in November I wrote about what I was hoping Santa would bring me for Christmas. Well I must've been a very good girl because he brought me the book I asked for, or rather my mum and step-dad got me it. And that book was Abandoned Places by Kieron Connolly and I have loved it.

I love this book not only does this book have utterly astonishing photography but it also gives you some background to the place that has been photographed. There are six sections to the book industrial places, public buildings, ghost towns and cities, military and scientific buildings, recreational and retail buildings, transport.

I have pictured old buildings before but they have not been abandoned as they have been put to a new use, such as a tourist places. But I have never photographed a truly abandoned building and now after reading this book I will be seeking out abandoned places to try my hand at photographing it. As this book has given me a fresh prospective on what could be defined as a beautiful photograph.

Do you have a favorite book that inspires your photography?

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