January 21, 2011

Inspire Me: Urban Explorers

Earlier this week, I listened to a podcast about urban explorers. I really want to do something of that know. If you don't know what urban exploring is, basically it is finding old abandoned places and exploring. However, it is illegal as it's trespassing...But I like to explore.

I came across some GORGEOUS photography tonight that just happened to be reflective of urban exploring. It is by Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre.

This first bunch is called "The Ruins of Detroit."

These next ones are my favorite. They are of theaters. 

This is some of the most intriguing photography I have seen in quite awhile. I love history and I love places that have history. The theaters remind me of seeing "Phantom of the Opera" on Broadway in NYC my senior of high school. I used to be in musicals in high school. There's just something about seeing a play/musical on stage than sitting in front of the television.

I want to explore old places like this and just be able to stand there and imagine what was going on in that places years and years ago. Plus the thrill of being in an old abandoned places, the slightly scared feeling of either being caught or it being haunted. (I probably wouldn't sleep very well that night...)

I'm finding expressing my thoughts and feelings about this very difficult from my excitement about these photos! Check out the podcast about urban explorers from Stuff You Should Know at How Stuff Works. I think Chuck and Josh's enthusiasm for this will reflect my enthusiasm.

I've got my color palettes and fonts for Flower Girl Clothing Boutique narrowed down to two a piece. I also have been working on some sketches of the business set and product tags. Hopefully later this weekend I will get those posted. Then it's onto assembling the logo!


1 comment:

  1. Abandoned work has always been my favorite, and pictures of Detroit that I have seen are always amazing. That third picture, the house, wow. I do a lot of abandoned houses around the area, but they just don't have the wow factor of more urban areas.


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