Netherlands | 2022
Part of the ongoing 'Marvels' series - exploring the possible outcomes of how places will look when forces of nature reclaim what once was lost. Will the new inhabitants of these marvels simply be bypassers or will they stay and make thriving cities of nature’s life. Because of mankind, animals have been pushed to live in the most abandoned regions of the earth. In search of places where men are rarer than animals. Shall the ballrooms be again a place of dance and joy, rooms full of life, and the buildings a place of comfort and shelter against the crude forces who retook them? This series is dedicated -to showing the beauty and vulnerability of these beautiful buildings and animals, -a way to awaken the compassion within, -to give a voice to this earth’s inhabitants who have none, and for inspiring future generations to preserve their cultural heritage. Cheraine Collette is responsible for the concept, wildlife photography, composition, and editing. This series was made in collaboration with Yoerie Custers who was responsible for the photography of the Abandoned locations.