Walking through the ashes of time, flaring up the dust of that what once was. Being aware of the energetic life that once embraced this place. A passion for abandoned places.
I am Martijn Walet, Urban Photographer, with a passion for abandoned (or derelict) locations. That moment when I feel the warmth of the sun embrace me, even on the coldest winter days. Walking towards this ‘new’ beauty who was lost and forgotten in time. This doesn’t just warm up my body, it warms up my mind. It gives a certain sensation which is incomprehensible.
The transitions some of these places make during their years of abandonment, it gives me a rush. A rush to explore, a rush to capture it with my camera. Eager to bring the past back to life.
Every time I walk in to a certain location, I am aware of the belongings people have left behind. Some for no reason in particular, others for reasons unknown to me. Every location has it’s own rich history. If only the walls could talk, they would tell you an absolute Hollywood story.
In sometimes I’ll learn the history of a location and there I will encounter attributes that will throw me back 40/50 years. Stunned, amazed and enamoured it has been “frozen” in time. That is the atmosphere I love to capture…..