A few years ago I jumped into a beautiful and abandoned world. Buildings where there once was a lot of activity. Where people lived, worked or invoked their God. Buildings that sometimes give you the impression that they were abandoned overnight. The presumption of stories, that testify to a long and fascinating history.
One of my favorites is the most personal space in the house, the bedroom. A place where my imagination can go wild. What has happened here? People used to sleep here, be intimate with each other. Have discussions or laugh. People in the last days of their lives. Smiling people or people with grief. Personal belongings left behind for whatever reason.
These sites seem almost unreal, and often they are not easily accessible. Impressive is the way nature takes over when the man disappears. Life after people. Beauty for those who want to see.
I’m Marieke, a 34-year-old photographer from the Netherlands. Let me take you to my "Secrets to Yesterday".