21 photos of Detroit ruins from Seph Lawless


Ruin porn, urban exploring, urban spelunking — call it what you will, but the fascination with Detroit’s ruins is undeniable. Photographer Seph Lawless prefers to use his own term, though. “This isn’t really ‘urban exploring.’ This is a strategic autopsy being done on America,” says Lawless (no, that’s not his real name). His photos have been published in a book, Autopsy of Americawhich you can preview in this gallery, and you can also check out Lawless' tips for anyone crazy enough to follow in his footsteps.

Photos by Seph Lawless