What Is Urban Exploring?
Urban Exploring Photography or Urban Exploration is the study of parts of civilization that are normally unseen or off-limits.
Freaktography.com showcases stories in addition to urban exploration photography to anyone interested in abandoned places or cityscape and rooftopping photography
Feel free to navigate the menu’s above and below to see the many locations I have visited and photographed.
A Disclaimer about Urban Exploring
1 – It’s dangerous – people have fallen through floors into basements, broken legs, arms, torn ligaments, pulled muscles, got stitches and yes…died etc. Please be very careful of where you step and to always be aware of your surroundings.
2 – It’s illegal – anyone entering an abandoned building is trespassing and also could be charged with B&E, Mischief or more. I am in no way suggesting you do any of the above
3 – About Trespassing, In Ontario, Canada the fine is the equivalent to getting a speeding ticket or a parking ticket, you are fined $65 and you do not have a record of it. However, depending on how you act when you are caught it could be upgraded to mischief or B&E which are a criminal offence.
I will assume no responsibility for your actions should you be charged.
If you are a surviving family and have discovered any posts with stress and dismay, please message me immediately. I visit locations with deep respect, and will be happy to remove all traces of these photos and videos at your request.
If I approach any location to find all access points to be sealed, I always walk away. If access is only possible via forced entry, I always walk away. No personal belongings or items are ever removed from any location I explore
Freaktography in the News
My photography work has been featured worldwide from online news sites such as Buzzfeed, PetaPixel and The Weather Channel. In addition, my photos have been featured on The Flash and the big screen. In a 2016 movie Lavender my photos were used in a relevant scene representing the photography of the main character. I’ve been featured in the UK magazine Reclaim and numerous times on Yahoo News, s and LadBible
January 21st, 2022 – Inside the Peter Grant Mansion, Canada’s biggest abandoned house – LoveProperty
November 15, 2021 – Torontos Castle House – BlogTO
February 13, 2020 –This photographer found $7000 in an abandoned house – MSN
October 3rd, 2019 –SHOCKING VIDEO EXPLORES FORMER MEMORIAL ARENA IN NIAGARA FALLS – iHeartRadio
February 20th, 2015 – Rooftopping: What It’s Like to Photograph From the Top of a City – PetaPixel
February 13th, 2015 – Daredevil captures sky-high images of Toronto – CTV News
August 26th, 2014 – 15 Toronto urban explorers to follow on Instagram – BlogTO