Discover the Weird Beauty of Abandoned Buildings in “States of Decay”
“Two of my greatest passions in life are photography and exploration,” says 29-year-old photographer Daniel Barter. Barter specializes in taking photos of open, isolated places, usually ones that have long been abandoned by human civilization. His wide-angle shots capture the eeriness of decay while at the same time capturing the beauty of forgotten places. His book States of Decay focuses on this creepy/beautiful state of dilapidated buildings, and each photograph seems to tell a story in its sparseness, or as explained by Barter, they “reveal the nature of society through the artifices they build, the relics they leave behind, and the small stories contained within.” Both States of Decay and his other book Chernobyl’s Atomic Legacy are available to buy on Amazon.