The Art of Abandonment, Photo Series Captures Civilizations Losing Battle Against Nature

Destroyed, decayed and derelict – all key elements that Jonk, a well-seasoned French photographer, seeks in his ultimate subject matter, for his ongoing series depicting abandoned structures. Do you come from a photography background? I did not study photography and learned everything myself, mostly from reading and exchanging ideas with fellow photographers. My background is more scientific as I am an engineer, but I’m now working on financial markets. What is it that originally attracted you to photographing abandoned places? It started with my attraction to graffiti. Lost places are often used by graffiti artists to express their art; in these…