By Bas van der Poel
Bas van der Poel is a Dutch photographer with a passion for the beauty of decay.
He explores the normally unseen or off-limit parts of urban areas or industrial facilities to take pictures of the beauty of natural decay, before they are trashed, demolished or renovated. These buildings can be hospitals, castles, manors, industrial buildings or private houses. Mostly the buildings are not freely accessible and visiting them is often dangerous. Bas follows a strict principle:
“Leave nothing but Footprints, Take nothing but Photos”.