deserted industrial facilities, forgotten cars, planes and trains where nature takes over again...
My name is Daan Oude Elferink and I explore those forbidden places. Searching for a way to get in, sometimes through sewers, sometimes by climbing, trying to enter without being seen by the supervisor and the police.
“I take the picture and all I leave behind are my footsteps”
Inside I try to capture the beauty of decay. Looking for artifacts that tell the story of the past...
Early 2009 he bought his first camera, but really got fanatic when he came in contact with urban exploring. He searched on the internet for a location and together with a friend jumped into the car to drive to Belgium. He was immediately impressed with the beauty of decay and the artifacts showing the history of the building. He loves every minute of the process, from the preparing , travelling, the very moment to arrive and enter into the building, the shootings, to finally share the work with the audience.
Urbex means lots of contrasts; a dark room with daylight shining inside. A camera cannot capture these contrasts and for that reason Daan usually work with HDR (High Dynamic Range) processing technique. In the darkest photo’s the lightest parts must have good exposure, in the lightest photo’s the darkest parts must have good exposure.
Daan Oude Elferink's amazing photographs are exclusively shown all over the world by Ronen Art Gallery.