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donderdag 31 december 2015

Urbex in Germany part 3 : the Adler- und Löwenkaserne ...

The Adler- und Löwenkaserne, build in 1935 near the Olympic village was taken over by the Soviets in 1945 just as happened with Kaserne Krampnitz. When the Soviets left in the early 90's the buildings were in rather good shape that there was decided to keep it active for the Bundeswehr. Due to soil contamination however these plans were abandoned and this place is empty since 1998. Also a huge and vast complex that soon will be reconversed as says the sign outside. Work is also in progress there as is patroling security.
Sadly enough, the lioness ( symbol of this place) has been moved to a safer place earlier this year to keep it secure from vandalism. I will keep on repeating that true Urbexers take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footsteps in the dust...
All pictures shot with the Fuji X-E1 and the XF14mm.

Now on to the pictures ...









Urbex in Germany part 2 : Kaserne Krampnitz ...

Kaserne Krampnitz was used by the German Army from 1937 till 1945 where the Soviet Army took over before abandoning it in 1992.
It is a very vast complex and we didn't have time to explore it fully due to the shortage of daylight and the patroling security guard. Besides Russian newspapers and a few signs we didn't see any Nazi or Soviet highlights. Gone forever or we simply didn't find them. Fact is that there is work in progress here and the sign outside mentiones a development area for the near future.
All shots taken with the Fuji X-E1 and the XF14mm.
Now on to the pictures ...














woensdag 30 december 2015

Urbex in Germany part 1 : Beelitz-Heilstätten...

For a long time I wanted to go and visit Beelitz-Heilstätten, a world famous place in Urbex-land. I will not bore you with details and history of this place since there is plenty of info to be found on the Internet
My decision to visit this came rather too late because almost the whole area was in hands of private security agencies with their noticable presence and brandnew fencing. These actions are the result of vandals trashing this beautiful location as true Urbexers take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but their footprints in the dust.
All images shot with the Fuji X-E1 and the XF14mm.

Anyhow still impressive to see. Now on to the pictures...











zondag 27 september 2015

Pascale and Paul got married...



Some months ago I was contacted by Pascale and Paul to see if I was interested to photograph their wedding. So we met to talk about their wishes, visit the venue, the church and other places where the coupleshoot could take place. This fine couple didn't want standard pictures of their great day so I decided to combine reportage-style shots (with no flash for the church ) with strobist shots for the couple shoot.
All images were taken with 2 Fuji X-E1 coupled with the XF35 and the XF14. During the eveningdance I had to switch to my Nikon D600 and the SB700 because here the Fuji did perform less.

Thank you Pascale and Paul for putting your faith in my skills to record such an important day !

Now on to a selection of the pictures...












dinsdag 19 mei 2015

Kimberly levitated @ La Chartreuse ...

A few days ago we teamed up with Kimberly ( http://kimberlyhouben1994.wix.com/model-kimberly ) for a levitationshoot in an Urbex enviroment.
All shots taken with the Fuji X-E1 and the 18-55mm, coupled with two Nikon SB700's.. I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as we did making them !







dinsdag 12 mei 2015

Wesley @ The Preventorium D

Last weekend I ventured together with Wesley to an abandoned preventorium somewhere in Belgium. The plan was to do a modelshoot there but since my model didn't show Wesley posed in this gloomy place.
All shots with the Fuji X-E1 and the 18-55mm plus a Nikon SB700 strobe through an umbrella, triggered wirelessly...
On to the pictures now :)