Traveling is like meditation for many, and it’s the best when done with someone you love. For photographer Alice van Kempen, her dog and she love to explore abandoned places across Europe and click some really stunning pictures.
Her dog, Claire, is a three-year-old Bull Terrier, but she doesn’t see herself as a dog, she has human traits. Alice writes,
Together we’ve been exploring abandoned buildings since a little over two years now. We’ve visited prisons, military bases, coal mines, trains, planes, monasteries, churches, hospitals, farms and private houses. We have travelled extensively through several European countries in search of decayed and abandoned places.
My footsteps echo throughout the empty hall, the doors are all closed. I open the door, the one at the end of the hall. Wow, this exceeds my wildest expectations – lots of decay, an old pram, beautiful wallpaper and an old bird cage. Perfect, just perfect. But even more surprises wait for us behind closed doors.
Up till now she’s been dead silent; she knows she can’t make any noise as that might make our presence known. But now she shows a little excitement, it’s time to do her job. Time to do what she loves the most – posing as a model. Her name is Claire, she’s my favourite model, my muse.
I am sew very creative
Go see the dogtor
Let’s do some ‘we shouldn’t be doing this’ things
The English patient
Ready for take-off
Just the two us
Sing us a song
The age of innocence
The morning after the night before
I believe in DOG
Queen of her castle
You colour my world
Colours are brighter when the mind is open