For photographer Alice van Kempen, exploring abandoned places only counts if her Bull Terrier named Claire accompanies her. “Claire and I can spend quite some time just walking the rooms and sitting at specific spots to ‘catch’ the atmosphere,” she shares.
She quickly discovered that having Claire in the photos makes them different from all the other urban exploring photography.
“A snow-white dog photographed in environments where ferns and fungi cover floors and walls, where thick layers of dust cover the abandoned belongings of the last residents,” van Kempen says. “The photographs look surreal, yet the Bull Terrier’s Claire’s poses give the impression that she takes the role of the former inhabitants.”
See some of the photos below.