We are Frans en Truus Nijland, a married couple living in the east of Holland and both very passionate about photography. It stole our hearts back in 2010, and we are especially fond of 'urbex,' or urban exploration photography.
As we travel around Europe, we visit a lot of exciting - and sometimes creepy - abandoned locations. Photographing the beautiful decay and nature taking over the buildings became something of an addiction for us.
Castles, monasteries, churches or hospitals, every visit was an adventure! The places we have visited are often restricted and off-limits, sometimes dangerous. They are usually difficult to find and difficult to enter. But our main concern is respect for the location, and our motto is: Take only pictures, leave only footprints. Once inside, what we find is always a surprise. These places can be dark and eerie, but more often than not, there is a serenity to the quiet. Sometimes the buildings are completely empty and sometimes completely furnished.
We shoot our pictures in high dynamic range. Our photos have to look natural, and single shots don't deliver the result we need. The locations of our shoots are often dark, and HDR can get the right amount of light to the right place.
All of our photos are for sale. If you interested in purchasing any of them, you can click the Sale button to tell us what you are looking for and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.
We hope you will enjoy viewing our pictures as much as we did taking them!