Urban Photography

All photographs by Dan Kosmayer

Urban photography visualizes the conversation of urbanization into an art form. Structures such as buildings, roads, sculpture, and architecture are common subjects for photographers to utilize when composing their images. Through the use of a lens, urban photographers bring to life the contemporary sociological, archaeological, and historical context of cities and their citizens, both modern and ancient.

Hore Abbey 7

13th-century Irish abandoned ruin Cistercian Hore Abbey  As my wife and I were driving around Ireland's countryside, we discovered this fantastic abandoned ruin off to...

Wupatki Indian Ruins

Featured in this travel photograph is a very old Wupatike building still standing in the American Southwest desert.  The black and white photograph is...

The old west saloon

18th Century gold rush mining town Bodie California The image describes The Old West Saloon. The image mainly shows the 18th Century Gold Rush Mining...

Abstract architectural detail Reichstag dome 03

Reichstag in Berlin The Reichstag in Berlin is a fascinating piece of architecture. The glass inner dome shown here is a direct view of the German parliament,...

Boardwalk in Grassy Marsh

Canadian National Park Boardwalk in Grassy Marsh at Point Pelee National Park Canada. The Canadian park, with its wooden boardwalk, gently leads the viewer through...

Typical buildings berlin germany

Post-war buildings in Berlin German I love walking and photographing the buildings with their unique architecture in Berlin, Germany. The German Democratic Republic (GDR) rebuilt...

New York Skyline Architectural Detail

Kurt Vonnegut famously labeled New York City as "Sky Scraper National Park." I can not agree more. The American city is filled with tall...

Manhattan Windows Fine Art Black and White

This Manhattan Windows Stock Image Tells a Story of History through Photography Situated at the heart of America's Melting Pot, this Manhattan Windows image captures...

Painted homes Limerick City Ireland 1

Unique back wall painted like a small home Ireland is a fun, unique country to travel and photograph. During my visit to Limerick, Ireland, I found...

Destroyed wall and window Cuba

Detailed abandoned Cuban wall fine art photograph I find myself drawn to the highly detailed wall with fantastic texture and color. This wall image from...

New York City at dusk

New York City aerial at dusk The New York City is full of activity at dusk aerial photograph shot from the observation deck of the...

James A Hannah Great Lakes Tugboat

Abandoned Great Lakes Tugboat James A. Hannah I was exploring Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, on a rainy weekend and wandered over to the various harbors and...

People walking W39th street New York City hot summer

New York is a remarkable city and remains my favorite place to stroll on the streets for photographic opportunities. I like this photograph taken...

Colourful textured wall in Southern India

Full texture and interesting scratch graffiti on this blue wall with a floating door in India I love to wander the streets of new and...

California Ghost Towns

Bodie California Old West Town Historic Building There are many abandoned towns for the photographer to walk through, but not many California towns like Bodie. The 19th...

Abstract architectural detail Reichstag dome 04

The glass dome of the Reichstag The Reichstag's dome or cupola has an impressive central glass cylinder designed to reflect natural light into the plenary...

River Liffey Dublin city reflection

The Liffey River Dublin Ireland at night The River Liffey is a great place to photograph as it's the central feature for everything happening in...

Inter Coastal Waterway Florida in the morning mist

Calm morning on the Inter Coastal Waterway Florida This photograph was taken in the very early morning as I was boating up the Inter Coastal...

Rooftops in the city of Prague 2

The ancient city of Prague is viewed over the rooftops. This black and white travel photograph features the incredible architecture and old European buildings in...

Shipwreck Sunrise Lake Ontario Canada

Shipwreck landmark along the QEW highway in Jordan Harbour The fine art image features an old abandoned sailing ship that has run aground near St....

New York City Buildings

Black and White Image of New York Office Building This image of New York City Buildings captivates me. It's a window into people's lives. Look...

FDR Drive photographed from the Manhattan Bridge

New York City Street Traffic FDR Drive was photographed from the Manhattan Bridge, New York City. The Manhattan Bridge has many photo opportunities. From the...

Modern skyscraper buildings

Modern skyscraper buildings on a background of blue sky with some clouds This Toronto business towers urban photograph is from the city of Toronto, Canada.  Looking...

Old Vintage Farm Truck in the small town of Ontario Canada

Old Rusted Truck Closeup In this fine art image, the vehicle is a 1945 Old Chevy truck passing the time as paddock art.  The photograph emphasizes...

Red Rowboat Against Wall

Red Row Boat - Award-winning fine-art image by Dan Kosmayer. The picture features a weathered red rowboat propped up against an old wall in...

Train zooming past platform Dresden Germany

Dresden train station train zooming past The Dresden, Germany train station was quite empty that evening when my wife and I went to photograph aspects...

Classic cars passing by the streets of Old Havana

Small crowded street in Havana, Cuba where old classic cars travel filled with tourists Cuba is just simply a photographer's paradise. My wife and I...

Colorful aerial view of Old Havana Cuba

View of rooftops for city center bell tower Havana Cuba Havana is an old city! Virtually no new building structures exist. I am not sure...

Grunge image of distressed wall with bicycle

The wall is full of texture with a bicycle propped up against it in this small village of Kochi, India. The graffiti on the...

Train zooming by station motion blur Dresden Germany

Motion Blur on Fast Passenger Speed Train Train in the Tunnel This motion blur stock image is of a modern commuter speed train on the...

Local shops Sligo Ireland 1

Small icecream storefront in Dublin Fabio's is one of the thousands of quaint storefronts that one will wonder pass when walking Dublin's streets. The little...

Dunedin Train Station

Dunedin Railway Station – New Zealand The Dunedin Railway station is one of New Zealand's finest historical buildings and an excellent example of railroad architecture.  The...

Abandoned Buildings in British Columbia Inter Passage

Butedale abandoned buildings on British Columbia Inter Passage. The image with a limited, or black and white, color pallet shows three large buildings in...

Elizabeth Quay Perth Australia

The new Elizabeth Quay waterfront park in Perth Australia looks fantastic. Located downtown where Perth's city meets the Swan River. The park was named...

Abstract architectural detail Reichstag dome 06

Detail inside view of the dome in Reichstag building. The Reichstag building in Berlin, German, is where the federal government assembly (lower house) of the...

Abandoned Whaling Station Antarctica

Whaler's Bay Deception Island In addition to the beautiful landscapes and wildlife to photograph, the Antarctic is also home to numerous whaling stations that have...

Truck in Zion national park

This image shows an old Chevrolet pickup truck parked on the side of the road in a rugged and desolate desert landscape near the...

Chengdu Bridge Reflection on River

Beautiful Anshun Bridge (Dongmen Bridge) Reflection on River at Dusk We arrived in Chengdu, China, mid-afternoon, and our hotel was quite close to the Chengdu Bridge...

Old fishing shed with blue door in PEI Canada

Old and worn shed or garage with a blue door The Canadian Maritimes is a wonderful place to travel and explore. When traveling through eastern...

German building columns

Symmetric line of ornate German Columns I love photographing ancient buildings with ornate architectural detail. The long row of columns in this photograph is what...

Bundestag Building Rooftop Berlin Germany

Reichstag building in Berlin View of the Reichstag Bundestag building rooftop at night in Berlin, Germany. The black and white image in this photo is...

Door and Brick Wall grunge abandoned factory

Abandoned factory distress wall and door I walked into this abandoned factory building and was treated to great color and texture.  The roof had been...

Mysore India Street Vending Cart

Old Mysore India street vending cart with flat tires photograph. The scene from my latest Southern India tour looks like it's abandoned, but the...

DeSoto Salon Route 66 Arizona

Along Route 66 Ash Fork Arizona Driving the 'Mother Road' and get a dose of Route 66 nostalgia. John Steinbeck's book 'The Grapes of Wrath' first...

Abstract architectural detail Reichstag dome 07

The Interior view of the glass dome on top of the rebuilt Reichstag building in Berlin Architect Norman Foster transformed the original neo-Renaissance style Reichstag...

Whitley Indiana local diner with a burger car outside

Here we have a '50s style drive-in style diner restaurant still in operation in Whitley, Indiana.  The small building is decorated in a nostalgic...

Abstract architectural detail Reichstag dome 02

Berlin Bundestag building rooftop sphere in Berlin Germany The German Government's Reichstag building reconstruction project was completed in 1999 and is now one of Germany's...

Maine Coastal Sunset

Beautiful sunset on the coastline of Maine during the autumn Maine sunset on a secluded beach just north of Portland. The early evenings in December...

Corkscrew Hill Ireland Aerial

View of the area from the Corkscrew Hill in the County Clare, West Ireland This past summer, I spent three weeks driving all around Ireland...

Abstract architectural detail Reichstag dome 05

Modern urban architecture in the Berlin dome Reichstag building The Reichstag building and its modern architecture dome are considered a top 10 must-see architectural wonders in...