Marjolein Loppies

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Hometown:Heemstede, NL
Current City:Heemstede, NL
Artist Statement:
When you walk through the empty hallways, the echoes of the once
bustling voices are not more than a very distant memory. When you
close your eyes you can almost hear them. Why did people leave
these magnificent places behind, why was there no one to rescue
these places from falling back into the hands of nature? All the love
that man once invested in each rock and piece of marble is gone
with the wind...
If only I had a bag full of money -and more than one life-...

Taking pictures of abandoned objects is almost like traveling through time; to be standing in the middle of a classroom where all the children's desks -including the teacher's chalkboard- are present knowing that the last lesson was more than 40 years ago. To be in a hospital where a drip is hanging, far over the expiration date.
Marjolein Loppies has been photographing for more than 30 years and for the past few years she has been focussing on abandoned objects in Belgium, Italy, (Eastern) Germany and Luxembourg amongst others, so called urbex-photography (a.k.a. Urban exploration). By means of digital techniques she transforms her pictures in to works of art, life after people.
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