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Rusty machinery will get the job done

Everywhere around the world you can find abandoned place. Some countries do have a lot of these places. Others like the Netherlands don't. Except for this place. A small abandoned factory. Well kept, hidden in a small town in the Netherlands. I really love the untouched state of it.

Awards

Color Photography Contest

2023

Nominee

Still Life

Professional

Rusty machinery will get the job done

Everywhere around the world you can find abandoned place. Some countries do have a lot of these places. Others like the Netherlands don't. Except for this place. A small abandoned factory. Well kept, hidden in a small town in the Netherlands. I really love the untouched state of it.

About Artist

Bas Van Der Poel

I am a Dutch photographer with a passion for the beauty of decay. I explore the normally unseen or off-limit parts of urban areas or industrial facilities to take pictures of the beauty of natural decay, before they are trashed, demolished or renovated. These buildings can be hospitals, castles, manors, industrial buildings or private houses. Mostly the buildings are not freely accessible and visiting them is often dangerous. Locations have nicknames, information about these locations will not be given! The reason for this is to protect these often monumental buildings from vandalism. I do not destroy anything or take anything with me. The golden rule is: “Leave nothing but Footprints, Take nothing but Photos”.

Bas Van Der Poel

Photographic Areas of Focus

Abstract, Architecture, Fine Art, Nature, Still Life

Location

Netherlands

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