Abandoned Places is a new book by Keiron Connolly that explores the haunting beauty of areas and buildings that have long been forgotten.
Published by Amber Books, the collection features over 100 photographs of destinations all over the world, showcasing areas that have fallen into disrepair from lack of human maintenance. Images show children’s schoolbooks left open in former classrooms, trees entangled in rusted ferris wheels and grounded ships left stranded miles away from any water.
The book explores 65 fascinating lost worlds in total, with images from a diverse range of countries and cultures. It is arranged thematically, featuring industrial sites, ghost towns, military zones and recreational areas.
As well as showcasing the aesthetically pleasing collection of photographs, the book offers snippets of history and insight, with explanatory notes on each site featured. It includes spaces such as Bodie, California, where a gold rush town that expanded quickly was abandoned after running out of the precious metal and the Saltpeter works in Humberstone and Santa Laura, Chile that was declared a Unesco World Heritage site in 2005.
The author of the book, Kieron Connolly is a history graduate from Edinburgh University. As a journalist and editor, he has worked for a variety of different publications over the past few years. The Abandoned Places book is a compilation of work from different talented photographers who have explored the areas.
More information on Abandoned Places is available at the Amber Books website.