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Small World

People always ask me why I like to photograph "abandoned" buildings and I use this term loosely, since there are very few buildings anywhere in the world that are truly abandoned. The reason I enjoy photographing these places is for two main reasons. The first is that photography has become so common in society that almost everything is photographed to death, for example search for any popular tourist attraction and I am sure you could find millions of photographs and to be honest, that bores me. These buildings are temporary and constantly changing, so it is unlikely that anyone else will be taking the same photo. The other reason is that the inside of buildings are private property and the owners are usually not interested in allowing people to take pictures of them. I find that nine times out of ten when I try to photograph an active building, I am asked to stop, whereas when I am photographing "abandoned" buildings, it is actually quite rare that I even see another person during that time.


Taken on an extremely cold and snowy night at a Toronto parking garage undergoing demolition in Yorkville, Toronto, Ontario.


©James Hackland

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Uploaded on March 25, 2019