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Bronze 2020 Architecture / Interiors

Naturalia: Chronicle of Contemporary Ruins

  • Company
    Jonk Photography
  • Photographer
    Jonk

The ecological consciousness that moves me since my youngest age, has little by little focused my interest on abandoned places reclaimed by Nature. She is stronger, and whatever happens to Man, She will always be there. When Man leaves, She comes back and She takes back everything. This series asks the fundamental question of the place of Man on Earth and his relationship with Nature. Far from being pessimistic, and at a time when Man’s domination of Nature has never been so extreme, it aims to wake our consciousness.

I travel the world looking for abandoned places. Today, I have visited more than one thousands of them in more than forty countries on four continents. With time, my interest has focused on Nature taking over. This topic naturally imposed itself to my due to the ecologic consciousness that moves me since my youngest age and to the strength of the message it carries: the question of the place of Man on Earth and its relationship with Nature. In March 2018, I released the book Naturalia - Reclaimed by Nature. In June 2018, I quit my job in the finance to fully dedicate myself to this project.