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14 Adventurous Photographs of a Serial Trespasser

Atop the Forth Rail Bridge, Edinburgh, ScotlandHave you ever wanted to just Explore Everything? The adventurous new book by photographer and researcher Bradley Garret explores hidden gems, forgotten parts of cities and very difficult places to reach all over the world. Garret can often be seen sneaking into sewers, abandoned buildings and underground train stations as well as hanging out on top of skyscrapers.

Garrett is leading a revolution in urban photography that he calls “place-hacking.” “I see the access to secret spatial information available to those willing to dive through the loopholes in the system as akin to virtual hacking,” he said.

Here are some amazing shots from Garrett’s book, taken from over 300 locations across eight countries, including London, Paris, Berlin, Detroit, Chicago, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. The photos are sure to bring you a sense of excitement, terror or perhaps a little of both as you follow along the dangerous journey of a serial trespasser!

Inside the Farwell Building in Detroit, Michigan

Inside the Farwell Building in Detroit, Michigan
 

It is assumed that every inch of the world has been explored and charted; that there is nowhere new to go. But perhaps it is the everyday places around us — the cities we live in — that need to be rediscovered. What does it feel like to find the city’s edge, to explore its forgotten tunnels and scale unfinished skyscrapers high above the metropolis? Explore Everything reclaims the city, recasting it as a place for endless adventure. – Bradley Garret

River Tyburn, City of London

River Tyburn, City of London
 

Castle of Mesen, Lede, Belgium

Castle of Mesen, Lede, Belgium
 

The Boneyard, Victorville, California

The Boneyard, Victorville, California
 

Empty Cars inside the Aldwych Disused Tube Station, Piccadilly Line, London, UK

Empty cars inside the Aldwych disused Tube Station, Piccadilly Line, London, UK
 

Embankment Pipe Subways, London, UK

Embankment Pipe Subways, London, UK
 

The Shard, South London, U

The Shard, South London, U
 

Woodward Avenue Church, Detroit, Michigan

Woodward Avenue Church, Detroit, Michigan
 

West Park Asylum, Epsom, Surrey, UK

West Park Asylum, Epsom, Surrey, UK
 

Hydro Arena, Glasgow, Scotland

Hydro Arena, Glasgow, Scotland
 

Atop the Tour Horizons, Boulogne-Billancourt, France

Atop the Tour Horizons, Boulogne-Billancourt, France
 

Durham Baths, Durham, England

Durham Baths, Durham, England
 

Lake Michigan Lightning from Atop the Ritz-Carlton Residences in Chicago

Lightning strikes Lake Michigan from atop the Ritz-Carlton Residences in Chicago, Illinois
 
Explore Everything: Place Hacking the City will be available October 8 at Verso and Amazon.
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