Jennifer Kesteleyn Abandoned Feelings

“Abandoned Feelings can be seen as my birth as a photographer.”

Abandoned Feelings is a series of meticulously constructed self-portraits shot in abandoned buildings throughout Europe.

For her project, Belgium-based photographer Jennifer Kesteleyn frequented abandoned sites, placing her own body against the remains of someone else’s memories to produce a series of evocative self-portraits.

One could say that Jennifer Kesteleyn was photographically born on the 31th of December 2015 whilst making her first self-portrait in an abandoned greenhouse. From then on, she started working on the series as a visual translation of the poetry she writes in an attempt to portray her inner feelings in decaying decors, questioning our relation to the real.

– Discover Jennifer’s work here

Monthly Photo Contest

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THEME: OPEN CALL Deadline: 2 January 2020

Regardless of genres, this month we encourage all photographers to share with us their best images. Fine art, landscape, street, documentary, portrait, still life: there are no boundaries and you are free to submit any kind of work.

We want you to challenge us and respond to the theme in as many inventive ways as you can imagine: Edit carefully and show us what you’ve got!


1st Prize: $1000 · 2nd Prize: $600 · 3rd Prize: $400

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