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Naturalia: Reclaimed by nature
In March 2018, the French photographer Jonathan ‘Jonk’ Jimenez published a new book ‘Naturalia: Reclaimed by nature’, a presentation of photographs depicting nature taking back abandoned places.
Having spent many years photographing graffiti and street art culture, embarking on urban exploration in Parisian abandoned buildings, and documenting the strange Eastern European monuments known as ‘spomeniks’, Jonk has returned to what he believes to be the strongest, most original element in the vast subject of abandonment:
‘Nature taking back. It’s poetic, even magic, to see nature retaking what used to be hers’, reintegrating through broken windows, cracks on the walls, spaces built by man and then neglected, until sometimes guzzling them entirely.’
To acquire a copy of the book and to find out more, see www.jonk-photography.com
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All photographs copyright Jonk.
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