Climbing The Shard
Last year, Urban Exploration was thrown into the spotlight when images of a student who evaded security at 'The Shard' in London started to circulate - he'd shimmied up to the top of the tallest building in Europe... Behind this particular stunt was The London Consolidation Crew - they like to climb buildings after dark. And why not? The views can be incredible. It once again highlights how Urban Exploration isn't 'making a nuisance of yourself' as so many think, but rather, showing the world what they are missing out on. Photography is just a small part of Urban Exploration but the advancement of digital media is a huge asset. You can read more about The Shard stunt here.
Urban Exploration is the exploration of man-made structures. Usually these are abandoned ruins, or components that used to be part of everyday life but are no longer seen on a regular basis by the human eye. This series of articles aims to highlight exactly what Urban Exploration is, how it's achieved and the some of the best Urbex Photographers here on deviantART. Want to see more Urbex photographs within the Daily Deviation section? Then send your suggestions to ^3wyl and I!