German photographer Matthias Haker is a computer science student who first fell in love with photography roughly ten years ago. Since then, he has been touring Europe in order to immortalize one of his favorite subjects—the beauty of deserted buildings. Old swimming pools and abandoned movie theaters are just a couple of the locations he captures on camera.
Those locations are frequently populated with mushrooms, mold, plants, spider webs, snakes, and other creatures that might not initially seem appealing, but the artist thinks them to be very remarkable. Additionally, what distinguishes Haker’s creations from others is that he keeps the location a secret, stating only that they were created “somewhere in Europe.”The photographer claims that he takes these images to safeguard the buildings since they frequently suffer vandalism, robbery, and other unpleasant things, which just adds to the mystery surrounding his work. To view them for yourself, scroll down!
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Photographers love working with abandoned buildings because they have so much potential, especially when they have been abandoned for a long time. Beautiful abandoned locations are still out there, even if finding them has gotten harder as more of them are being destroyed or found.
German photographer Michael Schwan has spent more than ten years traveling over Europe and specializing in abandoned locations. For his project The Beauty of Decay, he has been gathering places, taking pictures, and producing some eerily stunning photographs.
Michael thinks that most city dwellers are in a hurry and have little time to reflect on the past. And I believe he is correct, particularly in today’s social media world when we want everything instantly and then quickly forget about it once we receive it.
But the degradation of these forsaken places, which have been left to fend for themselves against the passage of time, is so beautiful. Michael believes it is his duty to educate others about that past. to raise awareness of the areas that humanity has abandoned and neglected.
I find it incredibly intriguing to see rooms that have been abandoned yet still have many of its ornaments in situ, despite having been destroyed by time and covered in dust. And even though I’d really like to visit some of these places, I almost don’t want to in order to avoid the possibility of unintentionally upsetting them.
Nature does a great job at upsetting the environment, which frequently leaves the equilibrium of the things in the scene in a highly dangerous position.
It’s wonderful that we have photographers like Michael documenting these locations in such a wonderful way as more abandoned buildings are discovered and destroyed by envious photographers who don’t want others to experience the scenes that they had the opportunity to witness, and as more buildings are destroyed for the sake of progress.