Millions of us commute into the city every day for work, going from home to office and back again without really absorbing our surroundings.

But when viewed through fresh eyes, even the most mundane spaces can be packed with unexpected colour, geometry and texture. These 10 urban photographers show the concrete jungle in a new light, taking us to forgotten corners or places hidden from plain view. Sometimes even a well-known landmark gets a fresh spin.

Explore the underside of global metropolises via these snappers – and tag your own discoveries with our hashtag #theforgottenspaces. We’ll regram the best.

Konaction – based in Berlin, Germany

Valsdarkroom – based in Belgium

Nwac – based in Amsterdam, Holland

Insighting – based in New York, USA

Rokkhound – based in Bangkok, Thailand

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Gospel.

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Akusepp – based in the Ruhr, Germany

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🚶🏻

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Sklvr – based in Detroit, USA

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can you see me yawning in the back?

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Tobishinobi– based in London, UK

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#widewhynot

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Alistair_wheeler – based in Paris, France

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🇫🇷 #emptyelysee

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_soliveyourlife_ – based in Ontario, Canada

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Happy Sunday ✌️😘

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