Wild Animals Have Taken Control of an Abandoned House in the Woods
Finnish photographer Kai Fagerström presents unique photo series, where he captures wild animals making themselves comfortable in abandoned houses in the woods of Finland. The photo collection, titled The House in the Woods, is set in cottages close to Kai’s vacation home that was left vacant by their occupants when the property’s owner perished in a fire. The acclaimed photographer noted how the area was gradually being taken over by nature, and what began as a few photographs eventually became a book that was published in Finnish, German, and English.
Kai remarks that abandoned structures are rife with contradictions. I find it fascinating how nature reclaims areas that were essentially only ever used by humans on a temporary basis. While it may take some time for everything to come together, Kai often works with a clear mental picture of what he wants to accomplish. But the photographer is patient enough: I’m okay with this, he says. “The journey matters more than the endpoint.”
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It is wonderful to watch plants and animals reclaim the earth when they can because we are used to seeing humans mess with nature. In his atmospheric photo series named The House in the Woods, Finnish photographer Kai Fagerström portrays cheeky wild animals living in vacant homes. After the break, check out the bizarre pictures to see badgers, squirrels, foxes, owls, and voles make themselves at home in classic Animal Farm fashion!
After the property’s owner perished in a fire, the tenants abandoned the group of houses.
A special set of images called The House in the Woods shows wild animals putting themselves at home in a few deserted homes. After the property’s owner perished in a fire, the tenants abandoned the group of houses. Award-winning Finnish photographer Fagerström made his realization about what was actually going on inside while taking a walk through the nearby woods near his own summer home.
After being abandoned for a while, the run-down homes were gradually reclaimed by the neighborhood fauna. Fagerström has photographed some adorable and furry creatures, such as badgers, squirrels, foxes, owls, and voles, in a series of photographs that have been collected into a book.
The photographer explains his fascination with his discoveries and his own work by saying: “Deserted houses are so full of contradictions… I find it fascinating how nature reclaims areas that were essentially only ever used by humans on a temporary basis.
The photographer explains why he is fascinated by his finds and his own work as follows: “Buildings that have been abandoned are so contradictory. I find it fascinating how nature takes back areas that were essentially only ever lent to humans.”
Wild creatures are shown establishing themselves at home in a few abandoned homes in the unusual photo collection The House in the Woods. The tenants abandoned the group of residences after the owner
perished in a fire. While taking a trip through the woods near his own summer cottage, award-winning Finnish photographer Fagerström learned what was really going on inside.