On this website you will find some of the work that I made
while exploring urban sites throughout Holland, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium and France.
It mainly consists of industrial sites because those are the places that draw me the most.

I started urban exploration in 2005 and my main goal is to capture the beauty of abandoned places.
So when a site or building is demolished there is still a piece of its history recorded in my pictures.

All pictures on this website are taken by me.
I took them with a Canon 40D , a Canon 5D Mark II and with my current camera: a Canon 5D mark III.

About Urban Exploration

Urban Exploration is the quest to find products of our civilization that have been abandoned and that
are (usually) not accessible to the public. Abandoned buildings are the most common target for explorers.
Factories are popular but bunkers or other military terrains as well.
The places, or sites, are often severely affected by the ravages of time but also by vandalism.
Graffiti is found on almost every site an explorer sets foot on.

There isn’t any form of association between urban explorers whatsoever.
We do, however the same motto: “Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but pictures”.
By this we mean that we don't steal, we only record what we see and then leave.
The only rule we break is the “No trespassing” rule. You could say that because of these rules, Urban Exploring is a victimless crime.

The golden rule of urban exploration is: Never reveal the address/location of a site.
This is out of respect for the owner and possible neighbors but most of all: out of respect for the site.
If the location is revealed it could become a target for burglars or vandals and that is we try to protect a site from.
We want it to be exactly how we found it when we leave, but also when we come back after a while.

Urban explorers are often confused with vandals or thieves by the police or owners of a site.
We regret that people with other intentions destroy these beautiful places.

Urban exploration is not a hobby without danger.
The places we enter are often so old and neglected that floors are rotten, stairs are broken and ceilings are caved in.
Asbestos is also commonly found in these places and its best not to come near this stuff.
Chemicals and loose wiring can also be a serious hazard.
Being trapped in a place due to a door that falls in its lock behind you or by falling through the floor is the most dangerous hazard of them all.
Therefor explorers often go in pairs or groups.

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