A snow-white dog photographed in environments where ferns and fungi cover floors and walls, where thick layers of dust cover the abandoned belongings of the last residents. The photographs look surreal, yet the Bull Terrier's Claire's poses give the impression that she takes the role of the former inhabitants. Part of the process is to capture a piece of the soul of these places, Claire and I can spend quite some time just walking the rooms and sitting at specific spots to ‘catch’ the atmosphere.

The walls, silent witnesses of love and friendship, of sorrow, hatred and sometimes even murder. The way nature takes over these buildings, how ivy penetrates the interiors, where moss has replaced the carpets, where small trees start to grow indoors, shows that everything is perishable. You will not find such an atmosphere anywhere else, decay is fascinating.

Urban Exploring or Urbex is about exploring abandoned farms, houses & palaces, discovering overgrown industrial complexes, forgotten hospitals, disused churches, and prisons. When I decided to use my furry friend as a model I came up with a unique name for this type of photography - Furbex. I've previously shared some of our adventures here on Bored Panda.

Furbex also became the title of our book that was published recently. It includes photos and stories of our adventures during five years of exploring together.

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#1

The Little Corporal

The Little Corporal

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TheReader19
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1 year ago

I love this photo and the house. I actually want it

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#2

Back In Time

Back In Time

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sharron lynn parsons
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1 year ago

Easy to see the previous value !!!

#3

Disco Inferno

Disco Inferno

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TheReader19
Community Member
1 year ago

Dog looks really cool and the place looks like it could have been quite cool

#4

I Just Called To Say I Love You Jimmy Choo

I Just Called To Say I Love You Jimmy Choo

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sharron lynn parsons
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1 year ago

Room service please !!!

#5

I Wonder If Film Directors Wake Up Screaming 'Cut! Cut! Cut!" When They Have Nightmares

I Wonder If Film Directors Wake Up Screaming 'Cut! Cut! Cut!" When They Have Nightmares

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Horse grl
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1 year ago

He’s a little tangled up lol 😂

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Call Center

Call Center

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Night Owl
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1 year ago

Bark bark woof? Woof bark!

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Couch Potato

Couch Potato

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TheReader19
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1 year ago

The pooch looks at home. I just wonder who used to live here?

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#8

In Dog We Trust

In Dog We Trust

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Night Owl
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1 year ago

She needs to play as the priestess

Community Member
1 year ago

She did LOL, there's one such picture in my new book

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sharron lynn parsons
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6 months ago

Love this church, back in time, they made beautiful churches !!!

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#9

Don't Feed The Trolls

Don't Feed The Trolls

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sharron lynn parsons
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1 year ago

Sad to have left children's toys !!!

#10

I'm The Light

I'm The Light

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Night Owl
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1 year ago

Yes, you are. The light of our lives.

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Marilyn

Marilyn

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Night Owl
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1 year ago

She needs a dress

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#12

One Load At The Time

One Load At The Time

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I love panda's
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1 year ago

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#13

Eye To Eye

Eye To Eye

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Ronel du Plessis
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1 year ago

I'm watching youuuuuu!

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#14

Queen For The Day, Fabulous Forever

Queen For The Day, Fabulous Forever

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sharron lynn parsons
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1 year ago

So regal !!!

#15

Today Will Be One Of Those Days When Even My Coffee Needs Coffee

Today Will Be One Of Those Days When Even My Coffee Needs Coffee

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Ronel du Plessis
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1 year ago

I feel your pain my friend!

#16

I'm Not Most Girls

I'm Not Most Girls

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Pretty Pangolin
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1 year ago

I swear she's smiling!

#17

Create A Life You Don't Need A Vacation From

Create A Life You Don't Need A Vacation From

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Bill Hadley
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1 year ago

Nice dog.

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#18

Who's Your Daddy?

Who's Your Daddy?

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Laura Lawson
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1 year ago

Are you my mummy??

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#19

Nature Never Goes Out Of Style

Nature Never Goes Out Of Style

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ChiveChilly
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1 year ago

Wow. This place is mystical.

#20

Fine Feathers Make Fine Birds

Fine Feathers Make Fine Birds

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sakora
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1 year ago

It wasn't me!

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#21

I Hate Housework. You Make The Beds, You Vacuum, You Wash The Dishes And Six Months Later You Have To Start All Over Again

I Hate Housework. You Make The Beds, You Vacuum, You Wash The Dishes And Six Months Later You Have To Start All Over Again

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Pretty Pangolin
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1 year ago

I admit, I've used foil on a dirty dish to get one more use out of it (in fairness, that was when the sink wasn't working).

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#22

Where Are You Now?

Where Are You Now?

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Cheryl Hopper
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1 year ago

Very haunting.

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#23

Sing Us A Song, You're The Piano(Wo)man

Sing Us A Song, You're The Piano(Wo)man

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sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
1 year ago

Sing for your dinner !!!

#24

Goodnight Everyone

Goodnight Everyone

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Pretty Pangolin
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1 year ago

Yikes, what happened here? It looks like London after an air raid in WWII.

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#25

Love Is Knitting A Sweater For Your Famous Boyfriend

Love Is Knitting A Sweater For Your Famous Boyfriend

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Cheryl Oldham
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1 year ago

I'm sure Jimmy Choo will love it! 😍

#26

You're In The Army Now.oh, Oh You're In The Army, Now

You're In The Army Now.oh, Oh You're In The Army, Now

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Chelle Jones
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1 year ago

When's chow time Sir?

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#27

And Then There Were Two....

And Then There Were Two....

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sharron lynn parsons
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1 year ago

Drinks are being served !!!

#28

Bloom Where You Are Planted

Bloom Where You Are Planted

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sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
1 year ago

The photos are very good, and the dog adds a unique touch to each one !!!

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#29

We Are Hungry, May We Eat Your Soul?

We Are Hungry, May We Eat Your Soul?

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Night Owl
Community Member
1 year ago

Sure, whatever you want doggie. But can we please keep Chucky out of this? He can go find someone else.

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#30

Where Are My Rubber Duckies?

Where Are My Rubber Duckies?

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Chelle Jones
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1 year ago

Do you mind! A girl needs her privacy.

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