Information / Abandoned & Forgotten:

Jan Stel (Purmerend, the Netherlands) is a self-taught Fine Art Photographer and Photoshop Artist. He explores the abandoned places of our times, a forgotten world where mankind has disappeared. The mixture of fascinating history, absence of mankind and curiosity about our beautiful world of decay is the photographic essence. All of Stel his photography is made in pure natural light; no flashlights or studio lamps are used.

It was around 1998 that the fascination for “Abandoned & Forgotten” started. For more than 10 years, Jan Stel is committed to capture the remains of our past glory. Jan is sensitively capturing these characteristic places before they are eventually lost to time. And the memories they hold will become forgotten and fade away. Places that once hummed with life and movement stand silent and devoid of human presence.

THE BOOK!  € 39,50

MANMADE / NO HUMAN! Abandoned industries, factories & architecture!
The book has 184 pages, with a linen bound hard cover and includes lots of panoramic photographs.
A signed and numbered “Special Edition” limited to 50 pieces will be available when purchasing the book.

I would like to share my fascination and admiration for the beauty of decay with you through a book, so that you can also wander around in the wonderful world of the abandoned and forgotten. Conceived, designed and built by people, but now deserted by everyone. This book is a personal selection of the many sites that I have photographed over the years. It is not a dull collection of dozens of photographs that are put in a book without much coherence. I opted for a division into 13 chapters, with each chapter telling the story of one location. Obviously my pictures of these locations take the lead, but I also added a short history and a personal narrative about that particular location. And sometimes about the risks you need to take to make that one picture or series that tells my story of these places.

  • Format 24.5 x 24.5 cm, 184 full color offset pages, edition of 500.
  • All artwork is having spot varnish and includes lots of spreads.
  • Hardcover, Brillianta linen, 145 g paper, sewn, bound and straight back.
  • Publication date 24 September 2016, the book is printed by EPOS Press and issued by EPFAP Publishing, Eduard Planting Gallery.
  • ISBN 97890824937-2
To order a (signed) copy of the “Manmade / no human” book send your request and details to Eduard Planting, with joy he will take care for save payment and smooth shipping. Off course you can buy the book at the gallery as well. Eduard Planting Gallery, Eerste Bloemdwarsstraat 2 Amsterdam. Shipping is possible: between € 5 and € 10, depending on destination. Press the red button to order the book!

On the occasion of the publication of the book, I have released three series of a special edition, each consisting of three different prints. Of course, it’s also possible to combine the series with each other, because the outer size of the frames is the same. Below are the three series. To see the works in a larger size click on the thumbs. The framed photographs are also on display in the Eduard Planting Gallery located in Amsterdam. To order a specific photo hover over the thumb to select the name and number of the artwork and press the red button!
€ 650,-
You will receive a signed and numbered book plus a choice of one of the three pictures from the special edition series, a limited edition of 50 (signed, numbered and with certificate). Paper size 50 x 40 cm, mounted and framed.
€ 1,200,-
You will receive a signed and numbered book accompanied by a choice of two of the three pictures from the special edition series, a limited edition of 50 (signed, numbered and with certificate). Paper size 50 x 40 cm, mounted and framed.
€ 1,750,-
You will receive a signed and numbered book and all three finished photos from the special edition series, a limited edition of 50 (signed, numbered and with certificate). Paper size 50 x 40 cm, mounted and framed.

All prices are without shipping costs. Both the book and the prints can be picked up at the gallery. Shipping is possible by request and is extra.
If you need any help contact me at, info@janstel.nl or by phone, +31 (0) 6 41202562.

Fine Art Printing:

IMPRESSED! Do you want to known more about Jan Stel his Fine Art Prints? In four steps he will guide you.

High-quality, limited edition artworks are available as archival pigment prints, professionally printed on Harman Gloss Baryta and Hahnemühle German Etching Board. Each print is signed, titled and numbered on the back and comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity. Sizes vary from small to extra large panoramic formats, depending on the sensor size of the camera. The Fine Art Printing team I work with distinguishes itself by ensuring the highest print quality, perfection in details, and accurate color reproduction. They are passionate about providing the best result with quality preservation.


Fine Art Photography

Jan only shoots in natural daylight when exploring abandoned places, no studio lamps or flashes are used. The equipment range from Canon full-frame to PhaseOne cameras, and on occasion analogue. Only optical perfected prime and tilt-shift lenses are used. All photographs are enhanced on calibrated monitors.

Fine Art Printing

Fine Art Prints are available in various sizes (including XXL) and are printed on high quality paper with a look and feel of Barite prints. Superb in clarity, high in sharpness and controlled with excellent colour gamut. The pigment based inkjet printer and acid free paper are granted for long term protection. And a pleasure to enjoy!

Mounting and framing

To give the artwork a elegant finish and protection Plexiglass (floating frame) or Art-Glass (wooden frame) will provide an optimal look. High-quality mounting will be done on Dibond and Aluminium. These materials ensure the artwork is completely smooth and cannot warp. Varnish is possible with smaller sizes.

Transportation service

Artwork ordered national will be finished on your preference or on advice. Oversees ordered artwork will be transported in a special protective cylinder. All artwork is personally signed, numbered and accomplished with our Certificate of Authenticity. Payments are managed savely through the gallery.
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"JAN STEL - FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY" is in The Netherlands represented by,
Eduard Planting Gallery I Fine Art Photographs.

Eerste Bloemdwarsstraat 2 - 1016 KS Amsterdam - The Netherlands
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Gallery: +31 (0) 20 3206705 - Mobile: +31 (0) 615007777