I am Martijn Walet, Urban Photographer, with a passion for abandoned (or derelict) locations. That moment when I feel the sun heating up, even during cold winter days, walking towards a new experience. A “new” but old beauty, it doesn’t just heat my body, it’s heating up my mind. It gives a certain feeling that is not to comprehend.
The transitions some places make during the passing of all those years that they have been abandoned, give me a rush. A rush to explore, a rush to capture it with my camera eager to bring it back to life.
Every time I walk in to a certain location, I am aware people left their belongings. Sometimes for no particular reason, others for a reason unknown to me. Every location has it’s own rich history. If only the walls could talk, they would tell you an absolute Hollywood story.
In some occasions I’ll get to know the history of a location, encountering attributes that will throw me back 40/50 years back in time. Dulled, amazed and stunned it has been “frozen” in time. The atmosphere I love to capture…..
through the ashes of time