Posted in PhotoNetCast Shows on 14-07-2010 | 7 Comments
Urban Exploration – When decay turns into art
As we hinted (sort of) in the last episode, the main topic for today’s show is Urban Exploration. As usual, we got a couple of guests really familiar with this topic to help us in the discussion: Sean Galbraith, which was with us on #47, and Sam Scholes (or on flickr). Both Sean and Sam have extensive experience in Urban Exploration, with Sean co-staring on a TV series (PhotoXplorers) and Sam having several exhibits with his UrbEx photos (one coming soon).
Before this, we discussed the new re-design of Flickr, and the upgrade of the Flickr/Getty partnership (if you remember we had an initial discussion about this partnership on episode #21). While the general feeling is that this is good for photographers, the possibility that photo buyers will approach the photographer directly for a license instead of contacting Getty is very very small. What are your thoughts on this? Will you allow photo buyers to request a license through Getty (even at a loss of 80%)?
Also on the table was the upcoming World Wide Photo Walk. It’s on July 24th.
In our Urban Exploration (or UrbEx) discussion we covered a lot of material from the legality of it (since it usually involves entering into private property), to philosophy, some equipment suggestions, safety, and much more. If you are at all interested in the topic, you really need to listen to this one.
As always, any feedback is truly appreciated.
- Noel Kerns
- Troy Paiva (we’ve interviewed Troy on #16)
- Roman Solowiej
- The Color of Loss, Dan Burkholder
- Urban exploration in the West
- Sleepy City
- Urban Exploration – technically it’s illegal, but…
Other articles on UrbEx you might like
- Urban Exploration
- UrbEx – The art or Urban Exploration
- Capturing Urban Decay
- Urban decay Tips
- Urban Decay
- Gunkanjima: Ruins of a Forbidden Island
- The Ruins of Detroit
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