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Sep 11, 2015

Amazing Urban Exploration Photos by David de Rueda

Amazing Urban Exploration Photos by David de Rueda

David de Rueda was born in Poitiers in 1987. This Franco-German photographer and urban explorer is from a family of artists. He learned photography on his own and created Urbex.Fr website in 2007.
End of 2013, his work was exposed at La Samaritaine for a contest organized by LVMH. In 2014 he released his first movie, Urban Escape. He also collaborated on the direction of music videos for Kery James, Maître Gims and other artists.
In 2015 he was featured on TotallyCoolPix, the pinnacle in his illustrious career so far. We simply love his work. The energy that flows from those photos is unreal.

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Amazing Urban Exploration Photos by David de Rueda
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Battleships

Photo by David de Rueda

Amazing Urban Exploration Photos by David de Rueda
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Battleships

Photo by David de Rueda

Amazing Urban Exploration Photos by David de Rueda
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Beyond Time
Scouting, crawling and climbing were part of the mission to access this abandoned power plant near Budapest, Hungary. We had to enter the plant through the coal shaft, a 100 metre-long rising corridor full of dust and sun rays: the ideal location to create this ‘apparition’ and reference the ghosts of this structure’s heritage.
Photo by David de Rueda

Amazing Urban Exploration Photos by David de Rueda
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Blade Runner
Times Square, New York
Photo by David de Rueda

Amazing Urban Exploration Photos by David de Rueda
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Child Dream
Our last day in Pripyat. For the three past days, I asked myself how I could capture the famous ferris wheel from a new and original point of view. Luckily, my wish to have some snow was fulfilled, providing a dreamy ambiance that totally changed Pripyat. Positioning myself on a rooftop next to the wheel, I finally captured the picture I was looking for.
Photo by David de Rueda

Amazing Urban Exploration Photos by David de Rueda
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Forest Spirit

Photo by David de Rueda

Amazing Urban Exploration Photos by David de Rueda
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La Samaritaine

Photo by David de Rueda

Amazing Urban Exploration Photos by David de Rueda
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La Samaritaine

Photo by David de Rueda

Amazing Urban Exploration Photos by David de Rueda
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Lost In Space
This image is the result of 180 kilometres of off-road driving in the Kazakhstan desert, followed by 45 kilometres of walking in a highly restricted area. We arrived and there they were; two relics of the Soviet space race in a huge abandoned warehouse. It may be the single most epic scene I’ve discovered since picking up a camera.
Photo by David de Rueda

Amazing Urban Exploration Photos by David de Rueda
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Number 7
Temple, Pennsylvania
Photo by David de Rueda

Amazing Urban Exploration Photos by David de Rueda
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Pipe Life
Electricity powerstation, New Jersey
Photo by David de Rueda

Amazing Urban Exploration Photos by David de Rueda
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Suspicious Paths
In Saint Petersburg, we explored an old factory built during the 19th century. The place was huge. I liked this particular room because of its shape, the light and the creative potential I could add to it with my model. She’s the focal point in the picture.
Photo by David de Rueda

Amazing Urban Exploration Photos by David de Rueda
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The Lost Era
This is the Buzludzha monument in Bulgaria. I decided to explore it at night, defying the thick fog wrapping the mountain, to experience a close encounter of the third kind!
Photo by David de Rueda

Amazing Urban Exploration Photos by David de Rueda
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The Mothership
Linnahall is a former concert hall in Tallinn, Estonia. With a two minute exposure, I could reveal the architecture of the place, which otherwise sat in darkness. The central framing gives the photograph its power, drawing the eye right to the centre. To me, it almost looks like a spaceship.
Photo by David de Rueda

Amazing Urban Exploration Photos by David de Rueda
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The One
This is inside the abandoned power plant near Budapest, Hungary. It’s an impressive place, with a huge sense of scale, abandoned machinery everywhere and a strong, haunting atmosphere. I felt like I was in a science fiction movie and wanted to create my own world with this photograph.
Photo by David de Rueda

Amazing Urban Exploration Photos by David de Rueda
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Time Capsule
In Budapest, I explored this derelict train graveyard. Located in the middle of an active train depot, I felt like a child escaping reality to walk for a few hours in an imagined world of steel monsters.
Photo by David de Rueda

Amazing Urban Exploration Photos by David de Rueda
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Titan
Missile silo in Ohio
Photo by David de Rueda

Amazing Urban Exploration Photos by David de Rueda
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Transport Station

Photo by David de Rueda

Amazing Urban Exploration Photos by David de Rueda
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Night Souls
Somewhere in a deserted area of Iceland’s south coast lies this long-forgotten wreck of a Douglas DC-3 aircraft. I arrived there at 4am and, as we waited, polar lights gradually appeared on the horizon. I admired this magic show until dawn and used a 90 second exposure, with some light painting added inside the plane, to capture this image.
Photo by David de Rueda

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