Urban exploration (often shortened as urbex or UE) is the examination of the normally unseen or off-limits parts of urban areas or industrial facilities. Urban exploration is also commonly referred to as infiltration, although some people consider infiltration to be more closely associated with the exploration of active or inhabited sites. (source : Wikipedia)
The show offered by human abandoned places turns through the lens into beautiful and pathetic pictures, relics of past splendor and demonstration of an expensive decadence. These photographs are the ultimate recycling of remnants of lives and past activities.


“Do not explore alone…” (“Urban Explorer”, a 2011 horror-thriller film directed by Andy Fetscher).



Traction après, 2012 © Emmanuel Bertrand

Traction après, 2012

Jesus in the factory, 2012 © Emmanuel Bertrand

Jesus in the factory, 2012

green office chair, 2012 © Emmanuel Bertrand

green office chair, 2012

ZEBLA!, 2012 © Emmanuel Bertrand

ZEBLA!, 2012

sale temps pour la grenouille, 2012 © Emmanuel Bertrand

sale temps pour la grenouille, 2012

tag #4930, 2011 © Emmanuel Bertrand

tag #4930, 2011

wall & paper, 2011 © Emmanuel Bertrand

wall & paper, 2011

mur, 2010 © Emmanuel Bertrand

wall, 2010

Consultations, 2010 © Emmanuel Bertrand

Consultations, 2010

Urgences, 2010  © Emmanuel Bertrand

Urgences, 2010

ancien hôpital, 2009 © Emmanuel Bertrand

ancien hôpital, 2009

POT, 2009 © Emmanuel Bertrand

POT, 2009