A booming subculture is on the rise: dubbed Urban Exploration, it involves sneaking into abandoned or off-limits factories, aviation "e;boneyards,"e; decommissioned bases, and other derelict features of the military/industrial landscape. Troy Paiva is a foremost photographer of the UrbEx (as it's known to its devotees) phenomenon, and his distinctive blend of atmospheric night photos and lighting effects are the visual hallmarks of a scene that has drawn the increasing attention of the media and the publicas seen in recent programs on both the Discovery Channel ("e;Urban Explorers"e;) and MTV ("e;Fear"e;). Illuminated by histories of the sites documented, Night Vision reveals the remarkable discoveries of a new generation of explorers.
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The Art of Urban Exploration