THE ABANDONED, DECAYED AND FORGOTTEN!
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SPACE ODDITY
LEFT = INVASION, MIDDLE = GALAXY AND RIGHT = COLONISATION
Sunday 24-08-2014

Zeche Hugo was a coal mine located in western Germany and was founded in 1873. In 1875 the construction of the first shaft was finished and mining could start. By the end of 1909 there were 5 shafts in use. In the last years around 5000 people were employed, mining around 3.5 million tons of coal. In 1997 mining at Zeche Hugo was stopped. The hanging baskets once held the personal belongings of the miners when showering the black dust away. When raised the smaller basket with showering stuff came down. Every basket is connected to a number and could be locked.

Artwork - Space Oddity

MASTERS OF LXRY
AMSTERDAM RAI, 12 - 16 DEC. 2013
Thursday 10-12-2013

Masters of LXRY is a must visit to feel. It is not about lot's of money and to be
very rich. It is about entrepreneurship and to distinguish between good and
great, between ordinary and the extra distinction. Somewhere between dream
and reality,where everyone is welcome! Masters of LXRY, the name says it all:
"Masters" are the participants "LXRY" their playing field.

Artfair - Masters of LXRY

PAN AMSTERDAM RAI
ART, ANTIQUES & DESIGN FAIR
24 NOV - 01 DEC 2013
Thursday 05-12-2013

The exhibition offers the complete range of art and antiques. In addition to paintings, antiques, modern and contemporary art, there are jewelery, photographs, design furniture and objects from ancient and distant cultures.

Artfair - PAN Amsterdam Rai

ABANDONED COOLING TOWER
LEFT = UPRISING, MIDDLE = CIRCULATING AND RIGHT = VERTIGO
Thursday 05-12-2013

The cooling tower is a hyperboloid style tower, they have become the design standard for all natural-draft cooling towers because of their structural strength and minimum usage of material, the hyperbolic shape of the tower enhances aerodynamic lift due to the wind passing over it which increases the air flow rate. The air flows into the openings in the bottom which rises up and cools the entering hot water. The cooled water cascades down to the bottom of the tower whilst the warm moist air exits out of the top. In its hey day this tower would have been able to cool up to 480,000 gallons of water a minute.

Artwork - Abandoned Cooling Tower

DEUTSCHE REICHSBAHN
CLASS 52 STEAM LOCOMOTIVE
[COREI JENSEN - USA]
Thursday 02-05-2013

After a year of work on and off Corei Jensen has finished the rebuild of the Deutsche Reichsbahn Class-52 Steam Locomotive. Build, produced and mainly used in Germany and the former DDR. It's not a construction package but rebuild from scratch. See the steps of construction in the next page. This beautiful piece of craftsmanship is now standing proudly in my house. Many thanks Corei.

Gallery - DRB Class 52

EXPOSITION
THEATER HET SPANT!
Thursday 14-03-2013

In Het Spant! exhibitions changes 2 or 3 times a year. The hall 'stage for art' is a beautiful bright room with works from professional and talented amateur artists.

Exposition - Theater Het SPANT!

ART WAREHOUSE
ROTTERDAM
FENIXLOODSEN
05-10 FEB. 2013

The Fenix warehouse is displaying art in a unusual way. The warehouse is a rugged location with yet undiscovered overlooking the city of Rotterdam. Young and old will be able to admire diverse inspiring art. The imposing entrance creates a lounge with live music, theater, talk shows and some restaurants with a fresh and honest menu.

Make a dance, enjoy creative performances or watch your kids on stage...

Artfair - Art Warehouse

PAN AMSTERDAM
ART, ANTIQUES & DESIGN FAIR
RAI [BOOTH 121] 18-25 NOV. 2012

Artfair - PAN Amsterdam [RAI]

PAN Amsterdam has been for 25 years the leading fair of contemporary art, antiques and design. In 2011 PAN attracted 51,693 visitors young and old, from museums to art enthusiasts, art advisors and interior designers.

Quality is all important. Every object is vetted for authenticity, artistic quality and condition before the fair opens. More than 80 experts are responsible for this. Any object that does not satisfy the criteria is immediately removed from the fair. This inspires confidence and assurance.

Artfair - PAN Amsterdam [RAI]

SOLO EXPOSITION
ABANDONED & FORGOTTEN
EDUARD PLANTING GALLERY
27 october - 22 december 2012

My first solo exhibition will be presented at the Eduard Planting Gallery in Amsterdam. Saturday 27th from 16:00 - 18:00 hours October is the opening!

The gallery will show some older and never published artworks that I have photographed over the years. You can expect "abandoned and forgotten" locations from the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France and Spain. For questions, invitations or details just send me a mail or call.

Artwork - Abandoned & Forgotten
Exposition - Eduard Planting

ARTWORK - ASYLUNMATIK
Wednesday 08-08-2012

Inside an abandoned asylum my second portrait series has come to live. Photographed with only the available natural ligth. No flash or lamps just the basics as it was. Though Photoshop is used to enhance the look and feel a bit more.

Left = Psychotik delusion, Middle = Skizophrenia, Right = Diszociative id dizorder

Artwork - Asylunmatick

ASYLUNMATIK [ACTION SAMPLES]
Wednesday 08-08-2012

It has taken some preparation before the shoot with the mad could start. After selecting and searching for the right expressions post production in Photoshop has been started. To be continued...

DUTCH DESIGN WEEK
GLASS IS MORE!
20-28 OCTOBER 2012

For the 3rd time on roll the Past Glory will present together with Glass is more! at the Dutch Design Week a stills movie which shows pictures from a abandoned maison. However it's not directly about "delicious design". It gives a authentic feel of past times.

Presentation - DDW 2012

IN PROGRESS
MAISON KIRSCH
Tuesday 10-07-2012

Somewhere in a small village we entered a well preserved abandoned maison, known as Kirsch. Access was easy, it's not good protected by the everyday surroundings. Most of the furniture and personal things are still there, it's all well covered in dust and spiderwebs. Unbelievable that people/family have left their furniture behind, as well as paintings and pictures, books, eyeglasses and other really personal belongings. The attic has storage shelves with jars full of food. Simply beautiful with all different colors and structures. One can spend hours in here, every corner or room shows something else.

Gallery - Maison Kirsch

IN PROGRESS
ABANDONED
STEELPLANT
Monday 09-07-2012

It's massively BIG, it has more height than most flat's do, the location shows an impressive subtile color pallet, the lights and shadowplay is stunning [though really difficult to capture] and the atmosphere inside is unearthly surreal. And there are so many structures and shapes that it will make one dazzle! A picture can only give a glimpse of what the sight in real is! And it's so silenced, almost dull. Only the outside world is giving back some reality.
AMAZING

Artworks - Steelplant

ABANDONED HOTEL?
Tuesday 03-07-2012

On a short 3 days urbex tour in B/L/France we needed a sleeping place. And this time no horrible car overnight please! At the edge of a small France village sheltered between bush and darkness we found our hotel for the night.

At first only a small dog is barking out loud, it almost looked like the hotel is closed. But after some time a nicely old lady came to the door. After some talking she must have thought it's all right and showed us a room! The hotel is in starting decline, paint is peeling, wall's are starting to crumble, the perfect place to stay. The lady told us that her husband had passed away 3 years back and that she wants to go back to her birthplace Köln. With sadness in her eyes she said the hotel is for sale.


ABANDONED CASTLE
Sunday 29-04-2012

Where 50 years ago was still water, there is now a unfinished castle abandoned in the field. The intention was/is to realize a 4-star hotel with, swimming pool, 200+ rooms and 2000 m2 of meeting rooms.

Gallery - Abandoned Castle

ARTFAIR ARTANTIQUE 2012
JAARBEURS UTRECHT
22-29 APRIL
Thursday 05-04-2012

Artantique, the young, inspiring art and antiques fair where the next summit of ancient art and antiques, the latest contemporary art will show and sale. Eduard Planting will exhibit the "Amsterdam Amstel" series 3x and the diptych artwork "The Struggle Within!".

Artwork - The Struggle Within
Exposition - ArtAntique 2012

AMSTERDAM AMSTEL
Wenesday 21-03-2012


Amsterdam has a long history. The origins of the city lie in the 13th century, when fisherman living along the banks of the River Amstel built a bridge across the waterway near the IJ, then a large saltwater inlet. Wooden doors on the bridge served as a dam; these protected the town from the IJ, which often flooded the early settlement. The mouth of the Amstel, where the Damrak now is, formed a harbor, which became important for trade.

The Amstel serie will be shown on the ArtAntique 2012.

Artwork - Amsterdam Amstel
Exposition - ArtAntique 2012

TRACTION SUD
REVISIT
05-03-2012

Traction Sud lies beautiful shattered between the bush, camouflaged by the colors and structures of nature. She is reclaiming what once belonged to her. After the last visit in august 2006 the decline has made a lot of progress. Certainly in the autumn and early spring this is a stunning sight to enjoy. Luckily most of the trucks are still there [2011], though some are gone. Sold, reconverted or demolished?

Gallery - Traction Sud

CHAMBRE DU COMMERCE
Wednesday 04-09-2011

The Chambre du Commerce alias CdC is an absolutely fabulous location. Rich in details, structures and subtile color tones. We had the opportunity to photograph this well protected beauty for more then 4 hours in 2011 and three revisits in March 2012. Amazing how a building with such a long history is abandoned!

As usual the gallery contains non hdri and unrealistic wideangled photography.

Gallery - Chambre Du Commerce

REALISME
19-22 JANUARI 2012
PASSENGER TERMINAL AMSTERDAM
Wednesday 11-01-2012

The artfair REALISM will be held for the ninth time into the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam. The only art fair with only galleries that specialize in contemporary figurative art. 34 renowned galleries from home and abroad show and sell work of both Dutch and international artists who have focused on figuration and realism in painting, photography and sculpture.

Artfair - Realisme 2012

PAN AMSTERDAM
[THE ART, ANTIQUES & DESIGN FAIR OF TODAY]
RAI 20-27 NOV. 2011
Wednesday 11-10-2011

Artfair - PAN Amsterdam [RAI]Artfair - PAN Amsterdam [RAI]

PAN Amsterdam has been for 25 years the leading fair of contemporary art, antiques and design. The fair is a must see and inspiring place for every art lover.

Past Glory will be presented by Eduard Planting gallery.
Two series will be shown;
• The Magical Laboratory 2X
• The Last Busstop 3X out of 5

Artworks - PAN Amsterdam
Artfair - PAN Amsterdam [RAI]

XXL PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK
70x50 CM
Sunday 19-09-2011

The XXL Photography Book is big, it's heavy and is containing almost 500 pages of stunning photography from 200 photographers. Including lots of very well known names. ± 400 advertising agency with over 10+ employees and the top 100 largest advertisers in the Netherlands will recieve a free copy. All made possible by XXL Books.

My little but impressive contribution is in it as well. To bad such a expansive but stunning book is limited in edition. As soon as I have the book in my hands, photo's will follow!

Info - XXL Photography Book

PLYMOUTH SEBRING SATELLITE 400PK
Sunday 19-09-2011

Gallery - Plymouth Sebring Satellite 400PK

ZECHE XXL
Sunday 19-09-2011

This German mine was founded in 1927. In the heyday, the company had more than 3,000 employees. Yearly more than 2 million tons of coal where brought to the surface. Due to large coal reserves, the old part of the mine had to shut down. Beautiful are the coal conveyors with all its rails covered with black dust. Though the light in here is really difficult, a challenge to capture.

The adjacent area is still in operation today. Security is regularly checking the abandoned part, several times we had to hide to avoid attention. This made us a little bit itching...

Gallery - Zeche XXL

ZECHE HUGO
Thursday 20-07-2011

Gallery - Zeche Hugo

SLATE QUARRY
Wednesday 20-07-2011

This old slate mine founded in 1906 was very long on my todo list. The decline is so strong that the place is a ruin by know, beautiful. But very dangerous, watch your steps!

The 170 meter deep quarry produced in her glory years more than a million slates a year. Owner of the company was the Donner family. Since 1995 the company was left abandoned. It seems like the place is partly demolished or is going to be!

Gallery - Slate Quarry

ABANDONED MAISON
Saturday 04-06-2011

Somewhere in a small village on the outsides, we entered this old forgotten and abandoned maison. Inside there are lots of crumbled walls, pealing paint, rotten wood and spiderwebs to be found. The soul of this maison is still there, though she's disappearing quickly. Some parts like the attic and the shed's are very dangerous to enter.

Explored with Nanette & Dimi.

Gallery - Abandoned Maison

PREMETRO, THE UNUSED SUBWAY SYSTEM
Wednesday 20-07-2011

Gallery - Premetro

ECVB POWER STATION [REVISIT]
Saturday 04-06-2011

A revisit [probably the 6th. time] to one of the finest abandoned power stations. ECVB is fairly unique in terms of abandoned industry. A small active part of this almost untouched [and hopefully it will stay that way] power station still gives everyday power to some surrounded industries. The only damage here is the result of natures efforts to reclaim its territory. Moss infected the turbines and machinery like an industrial disease, plants and grass grew from edges of the rusty metalwork.

With every visit more and more footsteps appear, but with the giant and impressive pipes, unique architecture and authenticity it seems to gain respect!

Gallery - ECVB Power Station

FOTOFESTIVAL NAARDEN [FFN2011]
LETS FACE IT EXPOSITION

PORTRIATS OF DUTCH PHOTOGRAPHERS
21-05 t/m 19-06 NAARDEN VESTING
Saturday 21-05-2011

Fotofestival Naarden

The Struggle Within, is my first portrait series. These portraits are photographed only lighted by natural light [outside], no flashlight or studiolamps. Though sometimes with the use of a reflection screen. Photoshop is used to make all portraits more aligned and to create the atmosphere.

From left to right:
Yanoz, pent-up emotions
Dahniele, forgotten self
Dimhy, burning desires
Diohn, awaiting recognition
Rapfhael, non artificial

Fotofestival Naarden
Artwork - The Struggle Within, portrait series
Exposition - Fotofestival Naarden, Let's face it.

FOTOFESTIVAL NAARDEN
LETS FACE IT EXPOSITION
21-05 t/m 19-06
NAARDEN VESTING
Saturday 21-05-2011

Fotofestival Naarden

Sun or rain, early or late the Fotofestival Naarden is crowded!

Though the rain was heavy last Sunday morning, the rain didn't hold back the visitors. From today more visitors have seen the exhibition then the whole previous one, two years back. And we still have two weeks to go. The festival is a success and is headed for a record.

Fotofestival Naarden
Exposition - Fotofestival Naarden

ARTANTIQUE
JAARBEURS UTRECHT
17-25 APRIL 2011
Friday 08-04-2011

ArtantiqueArtantique

Artantique, the young, inspiring art and antiques fair where the next summit of ancient art and antiques, the latest contemporary art will show and sale. A diverse 10-day event where each day's trading is dominated by a particular theme, such as collecting, literature, lifestyle and fashion.

Artantique
Artwork - The Magical Laboratory
Expostion - Artantique

CRYSTALLIZED!
Friday 18-03-2011

Handmade craftswork left abandoned in a world famous crystal manufactory.
Tools and equipment are widely spread on the tables as it was the last day of activity!

Art - Crystallized!

RUSSIAN MI 26 HELICOPTER [NEW STRUCTURES 12X] Tuesday 08-03-2011

Gallery - Russian MI 26 Helicopter

CHATTILON CAR GRAVEYARD [Revisit]
Sunday 27-02-2011

Deeply hidden into the bush for many years, there was a beautifull car graveyard. I must say "was", because of the large amount of Urban Explorers the place is being cleared. The cars are removed and the bush and trees can finally start to take over the place again.

Still remember the first sight of this place, so pure and truly awesome! This place will be in my memory, luckily we could do a last shoot...

Abandoned Buses
Gallery - Chattilon Car Graveyard

THE STRUGGLE WITHIN! [4 OUT OF 5] Tuesday 04-01-2011

Art - The Struggle Within, portrait series

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Saturday 01-01-2011

Happy New Year, I wish you a great year of health, love, happiness, prosperity and peace. May all your wishes and dreams come true. Though don't forget to leave it just by dreaming, every little step towards your dream will give satisfaction and pleasure.

Give love, enjoy love, be friendly, open yourself, pure and authentic.

HAPPY HOLLIDAYS!
MERRY XMAS AND THE
BEST WISHES FOR 2011
Friday 24-12-2010

Brrrr, co, cold it wa, was in the forrest! -8 and a beautiful full moon, no wind, so quiet and peaceful!. Stunning! And so close to my home!

There is no time more fitting to say Thank You and to wish you a Happy Holiday Season and a New Year of health, love, happiness, prosperity and peace. Be thankful for all the beautiful moments in your live and learn about the things that not came out as hoped.

All the best, love, happiness and luck,
JAhNoszh

Art - Merry xmas and best wishes!

IDN03 BOOK
[INDUSTRIAL DECAY NETWORK]
Monday 06-12-2010

This is the third installment from the Industrial Decay Network.The IDN03 book features 30 photographers from countries all over the world including Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain and various other locations. 145 photographs on 158 pages documenting abandoned industrial facilities from around the globe. The book shows work of the Past Glory, including the cover and the first 17 pages of photowork. And also a small interview. If your into industrial decline this stunning book is a must have! Many thanks to Chris Smart for creating these series of books.

33 x 28 cm hardcover, dust jacket or imagewrap
25 x 20 cm hard and softcover, dust jacket or imagewrap [not in store yet, it's much cheaper!]

IDN03 Info - Blurb website

Preview pages - IDN03, Industrial Decay Network

GLASS IS MORE! [DUTCH DESIGN WEEK]
Angela van der Burght / Engelbert Roovers
Monday 22-11-2010

GLASS IS MORE! presents multiple exhibitions in the Engine room Strijp-S [formerly Phillips factory] at the Dutch Design Week. Organized by Angela van der Burght and Engelbert Roovers [Fenestra Ateliers], showing works of International artists and designers with flat glass for architectural and interior design. The Past Glory was responsible to present a movie with photo's showing the abandoned history of the crystal company VSL.

For more info about glass art, history and fabrication check the website of Fenestra Ateliers. The music accompanying the presentation is created by Ad Maas.

GLASS IS MORE!Dutch Design Week
Presentation - Glass is more! [Dutch Design Week]

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