The Empty Streets by Nick Barkworth

13 Aug

The fascination with a city deserted, devoid of all life, not a soul around comes from a love of sci-fi movies. From ‘I Am Legend’ to ‘Walking Dead’ the city is quiet and the streets empty (aside the occasional zombie).

A photographer wanting empty streets can opt for the simple approach of getting up early in the morning or staying up late into the night, but I prefer the waiting game. Waiting for the frame to be empty and then….click….everything changes as the empty street is caught in the lens.

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From being a vibrant city street, full of people and life….in the blink of the eye….it is empty, not a soul around. Sometimes not even a trace they were once there…maybe a lone car.


The shadows cast in a morning light give the feeling the city is waking from its slumber, the creatures of the night scurrying back into the dark recesses away from the good people of the world starting their business of the day.


Between the modern day canyon sides and valley floors the quiet sides streets lie, away from the glare of the busy thoroughfares, their corners and cul-de-sac’s confuse the unwary traveller.

Have a look at my other photographs in this collection here.

Many thanks for your time

Nick Barkworth


3 Responses to “The Empty Streets by Nick Barkworth”

  1. Alexis Gerard August 13, 2012 at 9:55 pm #

    Great images, and also words! Congratulations Nick.

  2. Hewlbane August 15, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    Well done, nice work Nick.

  3. elzopi September 8, 2012 at 5:43 am #

    beautiful but haunting images

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