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I’m Brian and I live in the city of Rotterdam in The Netherlands. This city was heavily bombed during WWII and therefore completely rebuilt using various styles of modern architecture. In 2009 something terrible happened to me that changed my life forever. This was the moment that I bought my first DSLR camera; as I was looking for some sort of distraction. It was the city of Rotterdam where I fled to and started to appreciate it’s down to earth people and modern architecture. At one point in time, when I was doing a photography training course, the teacher told me about photographing abandoned places. And so I went on my first adventure… The idea of walking around in buildings which were abandoned for various reasons fascinates me. What happened here and why has it been abandoned? What’s the story behind the abandonment and can I find historical facts of these places on the internet? When I step into an abandoned site it feels like stepping into a time machine. I try to feel the emotions of it’s past and that is what I want to show in my pictures. When people are looking at my work and raise a question about the “what, why, when” ... then I feel I have succeeded.