Since 2009 I have been working on a project called ‘Abandoned?’ “Abandoned?” which explores; on one side and photographically, the beauty and evocative capacity hidden in the abandoned places in Europe.
On the other side the concept that nothing or anywhere is ever totally abandoned but in constant transformation, waiting for nature or someone to find it and give it a new life. wasabandoned.com
Exploring abandoned places, capturing their hidden beauty, evocative capacity and discovering their stories. A passion shared by my partner Julia Clay with whom I travelled 40,000 km through 24 European countries, investigating and documenting abandoned places and the ways that they have been conserved, modified, recycled, occupied or forgotten. During this epic journey we made over 40 hours of video, 35 interviews, 40,000 photos and a baby! Our son Kai was born on 17th March 2011.
In 2013 we completed the feature length documentary film called ‘Abandoned?’ that I wrote, filmed and directed. It has been shown on cinema and 3 times on the Spanish TV La 2 (TVE) with more than a million viewers already. We did several photography exhibition with photography of one or both of us and we are preparing the event ‘Abandoned? Exposed’ that includes exhibitions, workshops, film screenings and debates.