Discover the beauty of decay
There is a mysterious world of which almost nobody knows it exists. A fascinating world, where time has stopped. Where mankind has withdrawn and nature slowly gains ground. Loneliness and desolation play a leading role. This world is hidden behind ‘No Trespassing’ signs. These are very photogenic places that are worth to be immortalized. Since 2008 I photograph ‘the beauty of decay’ aka urbex.
I try to capture the atmosphere of those places. I enter sites where no one cares for anymore and try to tell their story with my pictures. It is a combination of curiosity, excitement, naughtiness or devilment.
Exploring churches, factories, mortuaries, sanatoriums, villas or theaters… All those abandoned buildings that are quietly waiting for renovation or demolition, have to offer plenty of amazing photo opportunities. Especially when time and nature leave their traces. Rust on the ironwork, peeled paint on the walls, broken glass and tiles, moss growing on concrete… hooray for decay!
More information about Urban Exploration? This is urbexing according to Wikipedia.