Waanzinnig mooie foto’s van verlaten en vervallen kerken

Het valt niet te ontkennen dat de kerken (in Europa) de afgelopen jaren steeds leger stromen. Hoewel veel kerken daarna een nieuwe functie krijgen, blijven sommige religieuze plekken vervallen en verlaten. Fotograaf James Kerwin legt deze verlaten kerken, kapellen en andere religieuze gebouwen in heel Europa vast in zijn serie ‘Dorum Dei’ (wat ‘huis van god’ betekent). En dat levert prachtige en een tikkeltje mysterieuze foto’s op!

Neglected | The Altar The alternative view of my work ANGE DÉCHU. Locked away from the eyes of the public deep into France lays this beautiful collapsing and overgrown Gothic chapel. The stunning detail on the walls and the stone carvings either side of my camera position were a joy to see on this very warm morning in March.

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Size & Scale | Église de désintégration A selfie taken in Belgium recently, after 2 failed attempts in 2014 & 2015 I finally made it inside this huge former church. A very wide shot to follow of the building. Featuring the shootout 32L by @tenbabags @tenbauk

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Neglected | Glowing Gold A year ago myself, Jade, Perry and my buddy Roman visited this stunning chapel in France. We weren’t sure that we would get in origianlly and it was a freezing cold morning. But once the succesful shoot had taken place, we soon found ourselves tucking in to a tasty cafe treat and a coffee and warming back up.

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Domum Dei | Green Hues A small but detailed former chapel in a large Italian city.

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Neglected | And it was all yellow Disused and now decaying church in the UK, shot from behind the organ with stunning yellow pipes.

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“Fun in the Congo”… I was shocked to realise that I have never shared this photo on Instagram. Taken in 2014 and my highest selling image. So I wanted my shot to look a little different here in Chateau Congo in Belgium. So after myself and Sam thought it would be a cracking idea to throw sand in to the air off the floor to create dust in the gorgeous light rays that were appearing through the gaps in the window and flooring behind the chairs.

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Domum Dei | The Grand Entrance The stunning stairs that lead up to this huge and dramatic abandoned monastery chapel in France.

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Abandoned || Hats off to that The study of a former Butchers shop in Belgium.

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Decadence | Electric Blue Taken in 2014, here is another from my back catalog that I have recently been re-editing. This church situated in the UK, had seen better days back in 2014 to be honest, so I don’t hold out hope for its current condition.

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Decadence | Colour Picker Shot almost 2 years ago in a a huge palace that sits empty in Italy. This place has a room for every day of the year, all decorated with different tones and colours.

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Domum Dei | The White Rose A stunning former chapel left to rot in rural France. Gothic in style and makes a lovely set with another one that I shot in March.

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Neglected | World photography day Share your best shots! 🙂 Abandoned spiral stairs, shot at night and lit by torch light. As you do!

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Neglected | Turquoise A three shot image stitched together in Adobe products and edited in my usual way. A neglected chapel, hidden in the valleys of Wales, UK.

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Ook leuk om te lezen: Urbex in België: Froot nam een kijkje in de Gravestone Church

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