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

People Portrait photograph man with orange clothes standing before bridge
© MD Tanveer Rohan

THEME: PEOPLE Deadline: 31 October 2019

“It is more important to click with people
than to click the shutter.”
- Alfred Eisenstaedt

From all the corners of the world, across all cultures and borders: this month we want to discover and celebrate the diversity of the human race.

Be it fashion, portrait, street, documentary or any other form of photography that tells the story of people, there are very little boundaries and we are open to all approaches.

Join the award and show us your best characters!


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

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