Alexander Dumarey (Belgium, 1985), is an architectural and documentary photographer who lives in Ghent, Belgium. He is fascinated by the remnants and traces of former human presence. Alexander travels the world looking for structures and buildings that have run their course and are now slowly being torn apart by time. He captures the beauty in the destruction and degradation of these places by exposing the underlying geometry.
He started photographing abandoned sites and buildings in 2003, at first merely as a means to document the changing and disappearing urban landscape. Over the years, however, his photographic style matured into a pure and analytical view of his surroundings, with compositions rooted squarely in converging lines and symmetry.