My name is Samuel Marshall and this website is an ongoing project based on photographic art and stories form my urban exploration adventures.
If you met me you would never suspect that I could be behind all this...
The term Urban Exploration explains itself doesn't it? We seek out and explore underground tunnels and networks, active as well as abandoned infrastructure, rooftops or anything else that takes our fancy, basically there are no rules and we make it up as we go.
We do it for adventure, for the challenge and because it is fun. Our world is a playground in which we never have to grow up.
It is so accessable; there are virtually no entry requirements and the plaground is right outside your front door.
I take photos on my adventures because I'm interested in photography and the challanges it presents. In the forgotten places of this world, I find an endless supply of interesting subject matter.
My philosophy in the photo gallery is to put up photos that stand up in a purely artistic sense, but also photos which are taken in interesting locations. So if you're interested in locations, you're going to have to think about each photo. Really look at each one, take time to see where it is taken and what is in it, you will get a lot more out of it, there is a reason I posted each one which may not be obvious on first glance.
You may use content or photos from this site for purely non profit applications as long as I am credited and this website is referenced. For all other applications you must have my expressed permission.
We're not hurting anyone... so why would anyone care?
If you feel compelled to contact me, try this email address: marshall (dot) urbex (at) gmail (dot) com.
I do sell prints every now and then so send me an email and tell me what you’re after.
I respond randomly to requests for access details to the Paris catacombs, make it interesting and you might be lucky.
I’m always happy to meet open minded people who share my passion for adventure. So if you’re motivated, flick me an email, you never know what could happen. If you've just seen this site and decided urbex might be for you, please don't be offended if I don't share all of the hard earned location information with you straight away. If you're really interested, proove it, go out there and have a look around, jump a fence, open a manhole, you'll get infinitly more out of it that way. After all locations are only an excuse to go on the journey. Just remember, I'm not a tour guide.
Finally, if you're ready to dive headlong into the cesspool of exploration related internet forums, you may find me posting the odd smart ass remark here and there under the Alias Sgt Marshall.
Firstly to the people in my life who accept and support my insane exploits.
Secondly to all the talented and dedicated explorers out there that I have met and to those who I am yet to meet, thanks for the good times.
Special thanks to Quantum-x and dsankt who inspire me to do bigger and better things every day.
If you are so inclined, you could hook up the
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and new content will be delivered to your virtual doorstep. You could always befriend me on
follow me on
or stalk me on
facebook. Whatever takes your fancy really.
But I personally suggest taking a look at some of the links on the right... there are a lot of talented people out there.
I don’t encourage or dis-encourage anything; use your own brain, have fun and be aware of the world around you.
“Remember guys; the higher the fatality rate, the greater the glory.” - Dwain Weston