Abandoned & Industrial Photography
by Björn Sahlberg
March 6, 2023
I often find it hard to immerse in photos online the way one can at a gallery or when enjoying a photo book. Too many distractions online, I suppose? As an attempt to mend this on ASKA I'm now adding enhanced versions of each album as they're updated. Full screen width, no captions, no borders. Just the photos, in full. (The link to Enhance under each album is hidden on smaller screens.)
February 25, 2023
Added photos from the ever alluring Ångsåg.
Greasing up clunky markup, tuning photos and smoothing out styles. Eventually there might be new albums as well ...
September 17, 2022
A visit to the last cabin on the left by the Karlit Board Factory.
Started adding tags and locations because fun and because wanting to create a non-linear way of exploring the site. And since I don't spend enough time cluttering code as it is ...
March 2, 2022
The author of a thesis on the development of Karlholm Strand used some of my photos (with permission) for skethes of the old board factory in a very creative way.
October 25, 2020
A trip to the 70s at the heart of the Harz with “more fungi than people” even before it was struck by fire, water damaged and abandoned.
Braunlage, Niedersachsen, Germany.
As days get shorter screen time gets longer and the hacking faster (well ... ) which can only mean one thing – The Great Autumnal Code Cacophony has taken place. Read: reworked the index page, tweaked responsiveness and made the image subtitles visible without having to click on each image.
July 29, 2020
The wire assembly, abandoned halls and sordid surroundings at the defunct metal works. Corrugated exteriors and spring flowers ahead!
July 10, 2020
An autumn walk among the barracks.
July 7, 2020
A revisit to the ol' Soviet military base revealed a barrack filled with funky 70s club deco.
July 4, 2020
A spring walk with comrade Pavel to see what was left of the last building standing (or leaning, rather) at the Karlit site.
May 20, 2020
Welcome to the virtual version of the ASKA.nu anniversary exhibition! And yes, there is a photo wall.
December 2019 – January 2020.
Galleri Mellanrum, Stockholm.
October 5, 2019
Pumpen got a much needed overhaul on every level. As the buildings are virtually all gone I could also add to the background info.
September 21, 2019
An abandoned military compound with all the barren barracks, collapsed theatres, sombre sports halls and trippy wall art you could ever ask for.
Former DDR, Germany.
September 7, 2019
Last year was a good one in terms of derelict lights. A few from the archives thrown in as well.
July 18, 2019
A very wintery walk among the last remains of Sulkyvägen in northern Stockholm.
July 16, 2019
Snow resting properly.
July 7, 2019
A trade deal with multi-media artist Anna-Karin Svedjestrand unfolding.
March 27, 2019
“Lil (Squeaky) Crispy Hazy” fan page.
March 2, 2019
As the friendly folks at Fabege lacked photos of the Arenastaden area before they became the new owners I was approached and a deal was made.
February 17, 2019
The barren remains of what was once a huge fibre board factory. And yes, there is an Ikea connection. And yes, there was a Picasso.
Karlholmsbruk, Uppland, Sweden.