Urban Exploration – Exploration of abandoned, lost, decaying and forgotten places. Places which are not usually seen by the public.
Dark Tourism – Exploration of places with a historical or contemporary association with death, macabre, catastrophe and tragedy.
Welcome! My name is Janine Pendleton, also known as Obsidian Urbex Photography. My interest in urban exploration photography started in August 2015 with an impromptu trip to that classic UK site, Camelot Theme Park. I used to go here as a kid with my parents, so seeing its dilapidated and desolate state some 15 years later struck a chord somewhere inside me.
From then I was hooked! I spent the rest of 2015 was trawling the UK in search of abandoned places, making new friends along the way. In Spring 2016 I had my first trip to Europe, and things escalated from there. In 2016 I had several trips around some of the iconic European locations; Belgium, France, Germany, Austria and Luxembourg. Other trips included Hungary and Bulgaria. In 2016 I travelled to places that I never thought could exist. I had road trips and adventures aplenty, making friends and getting in situations that seems almost impossible to believe as I sit at home writing this.
Here is to many, many more adventures and photographs to come!
Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing any of my work, or have ideas for projects and collaborations.
DSLR Camera: Sony A7 II Full Frame Mirrorless Camera // Lenses: Sony FE 12-24 mm f/4 G Ultra-Wide-Angle Zoom Lens, Sony FE 50mm f/1.8, Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS Fish-eye Lens // Tripod: Manfrotto MT190XPRO4 Tripod, with Manfrotto XPRO 3-Way Geared Head // Torches: Lenser P7.2, Lenser H14 r.2 Head Torch // Camera Bag: Tamrac Expedition 5x Camera Bag, Manfrotto Advanced Active Sling Camera Bag
DSLR Camera: Sony A77 II 24.3 MP // Lenses: Sony DT 16-50mm F/2.8, Tokina AT-X 11 – 16 mm f2.8 PRO DX II, Samyang 8mm F3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fisheye
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