Sometimes abandoned places are housing strange unexpected things such as dozens of men and woman mannequins. This old forgotten part of a still active Eastern European prison is intriguing and creepy. Please have some respect not to stare at their private parts!
Recently we have photographed a charming and beautiful casino from ancient times. Perched on a cliffside overlooking the sea, the impressive building with art deco shapes and details are still in tact despite having shuttered decades ago. The building is in desperate need of investors who might protect or reconstruct this piece of heritage. In order to prevent more damage but also against vandalism the place is guarded 24h and also monitored.
For a photography project we need your help to find authentic craftsmanships which are still active. Fascinating places where workmen are following ancient techniques to produce their products. These old working places are exactly like the old days with no transforming to current times and have NOT been abandoned.
For example the crafts can be; builders of violins, makers of classic watches, forgotten printing techniques, stained glass setters, and so on. Sofar we have locations in The Netherlands, Portugal and Italy. If you know such fantastic locations please send me a message, email@example.com or call me, 0031 (0)6 41202562
Thanks in advance for your support and help!
With the release of our first book "Manmade / no human" and solo exhibition at the Eduard Planting Gallery we had lots of attention in the following media; De Telegraaf, Het Parool, FD Persoonlijk, Publish creative magazine, Fonk magazine, Playboy Nederland, Noord-Hollands dagblad, P/f magazine and numerous websites and blogs. Thanks you very much for sharing and spreading my photography!
Below you can find some of the articles but, only in Dutch unfortunately.
PREVIEW OF THE BOOK, CHAPTER 4: STEEL GIANT
At the top of the Extended Gallery there are 2 new Abandoned Cars Interiors to be found. The upper is from a early BMW and the other a classic Buick Sedan. Enjoy!
Both car interiors will be shown in large format at the prestigious artfair PAN in the Rai Amsterdam. From 20 - 27 November 2016. Also our 1st book, "Mandmade / no human" will be available at the PAN Artfair. And the A2+ portfolio will provide a extended view at Stel his work.
24 SEPTEMBER - 05 NOVEMBER 2016. SAVE THE DATE! My 1st photography book is about to be released! At the moment we are working hard to finalize the selection and finetune the lay-out. I am very proud to present my best collection of photographs. You can help to make the book happen by your support on the crowdfund project, "Voor de kunst". You can choose from various specials to invest from and for every budget available. Have a look at my publication and media page, "Manmade / no human" The Book!
The KunstRAI is a national art fair for modern and contemporary art from both Dutch as well as foreign artists. Eduard Planting will exhibit a new series, "Le Gazomètre". In the 4th quarter of 2016 a new solo-show at the gallery will include more of the series. The panoramic format is available from 200 cm to XXL 360 cm.
The Eduard Planting Gallery is up and running with the new EPFAP APP. For now only available for iPhone and iPad (which is having more options and a nicer view). Android will follow soon. Check out the photography of Jan Stel and other artists in the collection of Eduard. It is easy, very intuitive and fun to have a look how a artwork will look on your wall! You can even make a picture of your own living place or work-area and add the desired or wished artwork on top. The best preview you will have! Go check it out.
Go to the Apple Appstore and download for free the EPFAP APP.
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Have a close look at Jan Stel - Fine Art Photography and leave your reaction and appreciation. There are all ready over 80.000 views and over 3000 followers who stay up to date and the counter is running everyday. It is highly stimulating to read your personal thoughts and suggestions. Thanks in advance! Get connected..
Around the beginning of the 4th quarter 2016 the "Abandoned and Forgotten" photography book will be released! qCovering the best locations photographed over more then 15 years. At the same time a solo-exhibition with new work will be shown at the Eduard Planting Gallery. In a few weeks you can start to register and preorder your signed copy of the book. The expected sale price will be around €42.50,- and is subject to change as the number of pages is not yet certain. With the introduction of the book a limited edition print set of 3 (edition of 100 each or separate) will also be available.
If you want to stay informed about the upcoming art book, please send your email to, Jan Stel.
At the bottom of the Extended Gallery there are 5 abandoned locations added. There not recent photographed but from the large archive. Zeche Rurh, Leaken Crypte, Diesel Locomotives, Abandoned Buses and the Broken pottery. More from the archive will follow.. Enjoy!
Zeche Black Dust was active till june 2008 and was the last productive coalmine in this German region. The mine opened in 1927 but was flooded in the beginning and in 1930 reopened again. It produced 3 mil tons a year in 1968. At the moment of exploration the large site was under demolition and heavily guarded to keep copper thieves away. But also to behold intruders for demolition dangers.
Fashion is what engages many people each day. Not knowing what to wear or the feeling you get when you wear something nice are daily issues. Fashion inspires us, just like art gives us freedom of expression or to identify with. The artists that design for eks’kwizit all have a unique style and are working with passion. We offer a new unique way to design your own piece of personal fashion, by shaping and customizing a choosen artwork to your personal desires.
For more information about how to design your own Jan Stel clothing masterpiece or from one of the other artists go to, EKS’KWIZIT - Artist Wear
The KunstRAI is a national art fair for modern and contemporary art from both Dutch as well as foreign artists. This year Eduard Planting Gallery will include a soloshow by Jan Stel! Over the years collected works will be shown including a new Steel Giant. We also present Eks’Kwizit Artist Wear! Come visit us at Boot 1.Kunstrai 2015 - Eduard Planting Gallery | Fine Art Photographs
• Nominee in Architecture - Abandoned Steel Giant 01 7,358 entries were received from 79 countries and my work received a high percentage of votes overall. For the Steel Giant 01 & Cooling Tower series!
• Honorable Mention in Architecture - Cooling Tower, Circulation • Nominee in Architecture - Cooling Tower, Uprising • Nominee in Architecture - Cooling Tower, Vertigo
The exclusive exhibition offers the complete range from photographic art to paintings, antiques, modern and contemporary art and there are jewellery for example. Vetting experts are monitoring the quality. PAN Amsterdam