His & Hers UrbExploration Origins
His & Hers UrbExploration started as an idea to create a couple’s blog based around the hobby of urban exploration (urbex). The blog is run by Bumblebee and Storytrail, who met on a website dedicated to urbex and have been exploring together ever since. Months into their friendship, a relationship emerged, and they have been inseparable ever since. They can often be found scouting back roads and exploring abandoned locations in Canada.
It all began when I was a young boy, I would play in the ruins of a burnt out house while my sister played soccer on the nearby pitch. I’ll finish this sometime soon…cliffhanger….
I first became intrigued by the hobby back in 2012. Originally, it was just a fascination with what was left behind – why did the owners leave, and what memories took place here? Eventually, it evolved into a kind of art. I always had a DSLR camera, but it wasn’t until I realized that I should be using it to document locations rather than my iPhone 5 that I started becoming passionate about photography. Bumblebee gave me lessons during our first explores together on the basics of photography, and from there it has taken off. I feel that I have improved greatly, but I know that I still have a lot to learn. Exploring has become a way to be close to Bumblebee and practice my photography, but it is the fascination with these locations that still brings me back each time. I hope to continue exploring and taking photos for the rest of my life.