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).