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

abstract portrait of a woman with red lips
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2021 Emerging Talent AWARD Deadline: 31 March 2021

This month we are on the lookout for the most exciting and promising practitioners of all ages and backgrounds, working across all photographic genres and styles.

Fine art, landscape, street, documentary, portrait, fashion, or conceptual: there are no specific boundaries or limitations, allowing you the space and freedom to fully showcase your skill, creativity, and talent!


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

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