These photos were taken in the so-called Gogol House in Odessa, once home to the important Ukrainian writer Nikolai Gogol. The house dates back to 1846 and was owned by the writer’s uncle. The once luxurious villa has gone through many phases of repurposing since, including its use as barracks for the military, before finally […]
In the Netherlands, abandoned places are rare since space is limited in one of the most densely populated countries in the world. I discovered this overgrown production hall by chance and it proved to be a unique location. Even though the place closed down only a couple of years ago, nature has taken over completely. […]
This train depot in the outskirts of Budapest was built in 1959, but the trains that were left there, are much older. Traces of red stars and German inscriptions denote a past involving both Nazi-Germany and the Soviet-Union.
This series was shot near Karosta, the former naval port of the Latvian city of Liepaja. The coastal defenses, which were built in the Soviet era, have disintegrated into colossal chunks of concrete that seem to slowly sink into the wet sand.
This abandoned amusement park is located on the banks of the river Spree in Berlin. In 2002, Spreepark was forced to close its doors, and its rides have fallen into disrepair ever since. No unauthorized access.
My first experience with the exploring and capturing of abandoned places still is hard to beat. De Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in Ukraine, designated shortly after the nuclear disaster of Chernobyl in 1986, covers an area with a diameter of roughly 60 kilometers. Virtually no people have lived in this area since the disaster happened. In […]