Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Christian Richter

There is something about Christian Richter‘s photography that is hauntingly beautiful.

The photographer developed a certain fondness for derelict buildings, some of which could have been listed and preserved as cultural heritage sites, but which had fallen into irreversible disrepair. He photographs places that have been by the world, by man, by the people who created them in the first place.

ichter tells that when he was young he fell in love with aRbandoned buildings.

After he got a camera as a present, he started photographing the beauty there. He mostly photographs empty buildings with great staircases or interiors.

The locations were as diverse as factory shop floors, chapels or theaters, and what they all had in common was that you entered them at your own peril.

Fascinatingly deserted. We are drawn to this beautiful emptiness is that we can envision what their world was like when they were new.

Christian Richter does not have a particular website, but you can find his work at christianrichter, and at Bored Panda. 

7 thoughts on “Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Christian Richter

  1. Some of the remaining undamaged things could find new life somewhere, (door knobs, railings, etc.) I always wonder how these buildings can just be left to rot. I guess the owners just left them if they wouldn’t sell, and if they couldn’t afford to keep them up.

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    1. I would love to know the buildings’ secrets, wouldn’t you? Did graceful women glide slowly down the gilded stairs, their gloved hands brushing against the metal? Did children play in the rooms with big windows, the snow gently falling on the other side? Ohhh…the stories they could tell….

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    1. Thank you! I can’t imagine where he finds such decaying beauty…I read a lot of the photos are from forgotten homes in Germany, but he travels everywhere. And he knows how to use photography to stir just the right emotion in the observer.

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