Germanness Randomness II

…continuation from last post
Germanness Randomness I


The second location was on my list of things to do because what I had seen of it reminded me of Beeltiz Heilstätten (Beelitz & Elstal), up to date one of my favorite locations visited. The beautiful tiles and long halls. The sereneness. This place is also very nice, and did have a bit of the Beelitz feel to it, but in a different way. This time we where accompanied by Anna Bas Backer and her friend form Argentina. Anna is an old colleague of mine who is now part of our little explorer nerd group :). Anyways, here are tha last photo’s yo.



Pentacon six TL, FujiChrome Provia400



Pentacon six TL, FujiChrome Provia400



Pentacon six TL, FujiChrome Provia400



Pentacon six TL, FujiChrome Provia400



Pentacon six TL, FujiChrome Provia400



Pentacon six TL, FujiChrome Provia400



Pentacon six TL, FujiChrome Provia400

Eastern germany, August 2008.

Germanness Randomness I

These are more photos taken on the germany-trip I was talking about earlier in the posts Sleeping with Lenin & Sanatorium S. The Urbexweekender in august 2008. In the mean time I’ve had another one of these weekends, august 2009, but I’m just a bit slow on my scanning and posting material… So your gonna have to bear with me, and read stuff that happened ages ago :).

These are the last photos form locations in eastern Germany from that weekend. The first location is a bit of a lucky shot. My friend martino was scanning through google earth in preparation for our weekend, looking for locations. Found some rooftops with black spots on it and named it Bingo. We drove there and it turned out to be a massive location in the middle of a forest next to this beautiful lake. Well done Martino!



Pentacon six TL, Kodak EktaChrome E100VS



Pentacon six TL, Kodak EktaChrome E100VS



Pentacon six TL, Kodak EktaChrome E100VS

Continues in next post…
Germanness Randomness II

SanatoriumS

Apparently this place is really close to very observing villagers. People live and work right next door to this place, although its located in a very peaceful and beautiful area.
It is meant to be difficult to enter, but once we found the place to get in (all windows and doors were covered by wooden panels), we managed to get in quickly and unnoticed.
Inside we had to be very quiet so people wouldnt notice our presence and kick us out. We were a little bit disappointed that the whole building was empty; no furniture, materials, objects, books or traces of it being inhabited whatsoever… But the place itself was very peaceful.



Pentacon six TL, FujiChrome Provia400



Pentacon six TL, FujiChrome Provia400



Pentacon six TL, FujiChrome Provia400



The next photo was taken in a different building then the shots before, but still part of the same sanatorium. It was more in the woods down a hill. Here it was completely trashed. The stairs to the top floor had completely disappeared. So the only way up was a rusty little fire escape on the outside of the building… Luckily I went up, because there I found this little beauty of a room!



A room with a view
Pentacon six TL, Kodak Ektachrome E100VS

Germany, August 2008.

Beelitz & Elstal

Something that is becoming a yearly recurring happening between me and a few friends of mine, is the Berlin Urbex Weekender. Once a year we go to Eastern Germany, do research on abandoned and decaying locations in the area and go camping. They are absolutely amazing. We have stayed at, what I can safely call my favorite, Camping Potsdam. It is situated right next to the Templiner See (see photos of older post), which makes crawling out of your tent in the morning a heavenly experience. These weekends are all about being outside, taking photos of beautiful locations, camping, adventure, campfire’s and last but not least; spending time in Berlin eating sushi, drinking with friends & playing pool. In other words, Happy Time!!!

Beelitz-Heilstätten

Pentacon six TL, Fuji 100S

 

Pentacon six TL, Fuji PRO400H

 

Pentacon six TL, Fuji 100S

 

Pentacon six TL, Fuji PRO400H

 

Pentacon six TL, Fuji PRO400H

 

Pentacon six TL, Fuji PRO400H

 

Elstal

Pentacon six TL, Fuji 100S

 

Pentacon six TL, Fuji 100S

 

Germany, October 2007.

The ruins of the Sutro Baths

The Sutro Baths were a large privately owned swimming pool complex in San Francisco, California, built in the late 19th century. The building housing the baths burned down in 1966 and was abandoned. The Cliff House still stands and is a restaurant. The ruins lay on the shore of the West-Coast where the sea smashes into these rocks with strength quite regularly.


Pentacon six TL, Ilford HP5 Plus


Pentacon six TL, Ilford HP5 Plus


Pentacon six TL, Ilford HP5 Plus


Pentacon six TL, Ilford HP5 Plus

San Francisco, July 2007.

Chocolate Factory

My first Urban Exploring trip ever. Fresh off the flee market I got myself an Olympus Trip-35. Bought for a whopping €5,-. Packed with some 3200 ASA black and white film, me and some friends went to this decayed Chocolate factory to sneak in, have a rummage around and take some pictures.
Seen as the camera I was using had minor setting possibilities, only the roof shots come out well exposed.

Here is the outcome

Roof I
Olympus Trip-35, T-Max P3200

Roof II
Olympus Trip-35, T-Max P3200

Tubes I
Olympus Trip-35, T-Max P3200

Tubes II
Olympus Trip-35, T-Max P3200

Visited summer of 2006.

Lulu’s eerste expo!

In de maanden april en mei heb ik mijn eerste echte expositie gehad in de etalage van Redoble in Amsterdam. Mijn werk heeft gehangen vanaf 5 april tot uiteindelijk 11 mei 2007.

Redoble is een maandelijkse culturele agenda voor Latijns Amerikaanse activiteiten in en om Amsterdam. Het kantoor bevindt zich aan de Eerste Atjehstraat 94 HS, bij het Muiderpoortstation. Ze hebben een etalage waar maandelijks een andere kunstenaar zijn werk vertoont. Schilderijen, fotografie, tekeningen, keramiek, noem maar op.

Het werk dat ik er had hangen was van de serie Chocolate Factory. De foto’s zijn genomen met de Olympus Trip-35 en full frame afgedrukt door mijzelf op Agfa semi-mat zwart/wit papier.