Rebecca Bathory is a photographer from London who specializes in ‘urban exploration’ by capturing beauty in abandoned places. Have you ever heard of ‘urban exploration’? If not, you’re in for a treat! The art of urban exploration means exploring abandoned buildings, ruins and various locations. There’s a growing community of urban explorers out there, sharing the adoration and respect they have for buildings others have long since forgotten. There is a lot of beauty to be found on these sites. In these places, it seems time stands still and nature takes its course. Fortunately, many urban explorers aren’t shy, and take their cameras with them to capture the beauty to share it with others.
A ‘dark tourist’, Rebecca has traveled all over Europe and the US to explore these ‘dark tourism’-sites. She has a great eye for beauty and is one of those rare people that can see beauty where others see decay. Often portraying models in the abandoned places she visits gives her work a post-apocalyptic vibe: the return of humanity in a world where nature has taken over. The images below are just a small selection of her oeuvre, and if you like what you see make sure to check out her website.