“A lot of research goes into finding these places. This is probably the most time-consuming part of photographing them. Once you compiled a list of possible locations to photograph, one needs to travel to them and find out the hard way if they’re still existent and accessible. I’ve returned from many trips empty handed because the locations were demolished, renovated or just not accessible. And that’s a part the audience isn’t aware of. It’s the journey, not the destination, I tell myself many times. But it’s also very rewarding to find untouched places and be able to enter as the first person. Pure bliss.”

Between Nowhere and Never by Reginald Van de Velde (2/4)

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