About the Book
This is the production "scrap book" of the television series "photoXplorers". Produced by Keep it in the Family Productions, directed by Claude Barnes, the series follows the DK Photo Group across parts of Europe and into some of the continent's spectacular architectural abandonments. The DK Photo Group features Russell Brohier, Sean Galbraith, Steve Jacobs, Laurin Jeffrey, and Mathew Merrett.
This book features photographs by Sean Galbraith, Steve Jacobs, Laurin Jeffrey, and Mat Merrett, and Danny Bailey.
Sean Galbraith is a photographer and urban planner in Toronto, Canada. With a background in urban design, Sean looks for patterns, lines, and forms that give structure to urban environments. Urban decay and demolition by neglect is present in all urban settings. All buildings have a story, a history, a life, and a death. Industrial factories rust. Office buildings slowly crumble. Residential buildings are reclaimed by the elements. It is a rarity that these building evolutions witnessed by those outside their walls. Sean seeks to go where many have gone in the past, but few go today. To explore, embrace, and bring sight to these spaces and environments from which others avert their gaze. To document that which once was kinetic, but now lies dormant and decaying; Even with man-made objects, death is a part of life and has its own beauty.