Most of us love to travel for one reason or another, whether it is something that speaks to us in terms of adventure, or it gives us something to dream about…there is a lot that can be done with it in terms of photographs and stories. So, check out this abandoned orient express train that – while it’s not that old, really – looks like it comes from a world in which travel was not so easily accessed as it is for us now. It reminds us of the fact that there were many people back in the day that simply didn’t get the chance to travel and they lived and died without leaving their hometown. While many of us find this stifling, this can be energizing to others. Again, it all depends simply on what you are looking to do with the world that you have.
Maybe these pieces of photography will help you get an idea of two of your own, you never know.
A Rotterdam-based urban photographer who goes by the name of Brian has managed to capture a piece of history that’s slowly fading into oblivion, namely the Grand Orient Express. The train that defined luxury back in 1883 when it was launched by the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits (CIWL).
During his studies, one of his teachers told him about photographing abandoned places, and he was immediately hooked: “When I step into an abandoned site it feels like stepping into a time machine. I try to feel the emotions of it’s past and that is what I want to show in my pictures,” Brian writes on his website. “When people are looking at my work and raise a question about the “what, why, when” then I feel I have succeeded.“