Since 2012 Brooklyn-based photographer Will Ellis has been documenting eerie abandoned locales in New York City in his ongoing photo series Abandoned NYC. The series has taken Ellis to all five boroughs, including a decaying mental hospital in Queens and an abandoned dormitory in Staten Island. Ellis has distilled 150 photos from the series into a photo book (available from the author and from Amazon). Ellis will be discussing New York City’s abandoned spaces in a lecture at the New York Public Library on May 7, 2015.
photos by Will Ellis