My name is Bas van der Poel, a Dutch photographer with a passion for the beauty of decay.
I explore the normally unseen or off-limit parts of urban areas or industrial facilities to take pictures of the beauty of natural decay, before they are trashed, demolished or renovated. These buildings can be hospitals, castles, manors, industrial buildings or private houses. Mostly the buildings are not freely accessible and visiting the buildings is often dangerous because of the condition of the buildings.
However, I still try to find my way in for that one special picture. Of course still with a bit of common sense in mind.