Silver 2020 / Editorial / Environmental

Naturalia: Chronicle of Contemporary Ruins

  • Photographer
  • Agency / Studio
    Jonk Photography
  • Prizes
    Silver in Editorial/Environmental, Bronze in Portfolio/Personal

It is now my life’s mission to travel the world looking for abandoned places reclaimed by Nature. With this series, I want to ask the question of the place of Man on Earth and his relationship with Nature. Far from being pessimistic, and at a time when Man’s domination of Nature has never been so extreme, I want to wake our consciousness about the current ecological situation. My message is that Nature is stronger, and that whatever happens to Man, She will always be there.

I travel the world looking for abandoned places. Today, I have visited more than one thousands of them in more than forty countries on four continents. With time, my interest has focused on those reclaimed by Nature as it appeared to be a visually strong subject but also because it carries an important message. This topic naturally imposed itself on me because of the ecological consciousness that moves me since my youngest age. In March 2018, I released the book Naturalia and currently work on volume II. In June 2018, I quit my job in finance to fully dedicate myself to this project.