Bradley Garrett is a social geographer, explorer and photographer based at University College Dublin in Ireland. He has published over 50 academic journal articles and book chapters and writes for several newspapers and magazines, including The Atlantic, Vox, GQ, the Daily Beast, and The Guardian. His urban landscape photography has been published in dozens of high-profile international periodicals including National Geographic.
Previously an archaeologist with the United States Bureau of Land Management, Brad moved to London in 2008 and began sneaking into lost, forgotten and off-limits places in the city, photographing them, and sharing them with the public. His first book, Explore Everything: Place-Hacking the City, is an account of his adventures trespassing into ruins, tunnels and skyscrapers in eight different countries with an urban exploration crew called the LCC. While working at the University of Oxford in 2014/2015, Dr Garrett published Subterranean London: Cracking the Capital, a photographic dissection of what lies underneath the streets of London, layer by layer. 2016 marked the release of the final book in his urban exploration triptych; London Rising: Illicit Photos from the City’s Heights, which documents the social, infrastructural and corporate verticalities of the city. Dr. Garrett recently published his fifth book entitled Bunker: Building for the End Times. The book follows ‘prepper’ communities across four continents who are preparing for the apocalypse.
Dr. Garrett’s work has been featured in media outlets around the world, including on the Joe Rogan Experince and the History Channel in the USA, Conversations on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and on Channel 4, ITV and the BBC in the UK and GQ Magazine. He has been an invited speaker at The Festival of Dangerous Ideas at the Sydney Opera House (Australia), Chicago Ideas Week and Google Zeitgeist (USA), and at the Tate Modern and Barbican galleries (UK).