Roman Robroek

Series

Beauty of Decay

Series of 23 photographs

My name is Roman, a 32-year-old urban-obsessed and award winning photographer, born and raised in the enchanting South of the Netherlands. I shoot unique photos of undisclosed abandoned places.

When I started my Urban photography journey, I mostly saw empty, abandoned and decayed buildings. It didn’t take long before curiosity struck me. What was the story behind those buildings? Who used to live there? What purpose did these objects serve and why were they abandoned? This curiosity created a close bond between me and Urban photography and I have since visited so many beautiful locations all over the world. The opportunity to take a peek behind closed doors is a truly unique experience, both relaxing and enticing at the same time. I immerse in the surroundings, but am also watching my every step and listening closely to every sound trying not to draw any attention.

I specialize in uniquely capturing interiors and exteriors of a variety of buildings, working with natural light only.

URBAN 2019 Photo Awards – Winner, September 2019
International Photo Awards – Honorable Mention, September 2019
Historic Photographer of the Year – Shortlisted, November 2018
Architectural Photography Awards – Shortlisted, October 2018
URBAN 2018 Photo Awards – Finalist, July 2018
Photocrowd – Top 10% and Expert Commended, April 2018
IPOTY 2017 Interior – Honorable Mention, February 2018
IPOTY 2017 Industrial – Honorable Mention, February 2018
ND Awards Industrial – Honorable Mention, November 2017
URBAN 2017 Photo Awards – Finalist, July 2017
Architectural Exhibition SE Center – Winner, February 2017
Art of Building – Winner, December 2016
Defrozo Photography Contest – Winner, November 2014

Sartorio Museum, October 2019 – January 2020
Galerie Bont en Blauw, July 2019 – August 2019
M.A.D. Gallery Milano, October 2018 – October 2019
Gallery Smashing Colors, October 2018 – December 2018
Brasserie Wijnandsrade, Permanent
Galerie Hommes, January 2018
Clerkenwell Design Week, May 2017
The Bank, April 2017
SE Center for Photography, April 2017
Eurlings Interieurs, December 2016
Urban Photography Festival Toronto, June 2016
Art Gallery Dabekaussen, January 2015