Project "White Elephant" 2018,  is a book in progress that features abandoned places in different parts of Spain. 

Ever since I was three, I've loved Struwwelpeter (by Heinrich Hoffman) monsters and abandoned buildings. This images series captures the haunting and haunted remnants of an abandoned world.  In the mid 80s Spain's highway constructions received a major boost. New and better roads were built and old roads were abandoned. Those old forgotten roads are my favourite paths to travel as they are filled with the mystery of an abandoned kingdom. I like to capture places a lot of people went to or had a deep emotional connection to, abandoned hotels, clubs, parking lots, their spirit remains. To me this is an interesting feeling to capture.  

Route: Madrid - Valencia, Hotel Claridge (abandoned), Hotel Unknown (abandoned), Disco Club Valencia beach (abandoned and recently removed).  

Hotel Claridge.

Hotel Claridge.

Reception desk.

Reception desk.

Dead mouse in the dining area.

Dead mouse in the dining area.

Forgotten chandelier, corridor.

Forgotten chandelier, corridor.

A memory in the office.

A memory in the office.

Abandoned Hotel (name unknown).

Abandoned Hotel (name unknown).

Vacant room.

Vacant room.

Torn porn magazine on a ragged mattress.

Torn porn magazine on a ragged mattress.

Remains of a story.

Remains of a story.

Vacant broken room window.

Vacant broken room window.

Translates “Death to Franco”.

Translates “Death to Franco”.

Diffused light incidence in the corridor.

Diffused light incidence in the corridor.

Haunted corridor.

Haunted corridor.

Vacant room.

Vacant room.

Forgotten remnant of a hotel guest.

Forgotten remnant of a hotel guest.

Corner in the corridor.

Corner in the corridor.

Abandoned club at Valencia Beach, now demolished.

Abandoned club at Valencia Beach, now demolished.

On the rooftop.

On the rooftop.

Outdoor area and swimming pool.

Outdoor area and swimming pool.

Club indoors with sea view.

Club indoors with sea view.

Club indoors, disco ball.

Club indoors, disco ball.