Meet Jonk, a French photographer from Paris who travels Europe to capture some of its most spectacular spaces on camera. These aren’t the ancient castles and luxury hotels you’re used to seeing on brochures – these secret spaces are abandoned and crumbling, but strangely beautiful.
Over the course of two years, Jonk explored the deserted gems of England, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Italy, Switzerland and Ukraine. Most of the locations he shoots are private properties, meaning entry is often complicated, dangerous and dubiously legal.
But when he’s granted access, Jonk makes magic. His work memorializes collapsing castles, churches and schools, forgotten theatres and former factories, rotting prisons and stately homes, to reveal the unexpected beauty that exists in decay.