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27 October 2014 12:00


Abandoned Planet.
The debut book from celebrated Urbex photographer Andre Govia is released this Halloween.

Andre Govia has spent the past 25 years establishing himself as one of the a pioneer amongst urban exploration. He has visited over 22 countries and 800 locations on a quest to document the Narnia of global urban decay left behind by the march of time.

Abandoned Planet is the first book by this legend of the ‘Urbex’ world. An eerie, thought provoking and haunting collection of images, which could be considered the definitive document of cinematic abandoned photography.

Having explored a myriad of individual locations, Andre takes us on a journey behind the facade of abandoned buildings to discover the hauntingly beautiful discoveries within. Nobody better captures the haunting poetry of these spaces, leading you on an emotional journey through a world most will never see. Abandoned Planet brings you an epic collection of his work, never before seen in print.

The pathos, the magic, the profound sadness of each image invites you to contemplate not only the eventual failure of all human endeavour but also the difficult to describe, indistinct yearning for a world less civilised, a nostalgia for wild spaces – for a life less tame.

Let the bittersweet melancholy of Andre Govia’s majestic photography get under your skin.

Welcome to Never Never Land…

Hundreds of pictures of spooky, atmospheric and cinematographic abandonment.

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