Kenneth Provost is a Belgian photographer of abandoned places. Wandering around his native Belgium with his camera in his hand he discovers all manner of abandoned factories, houses and similar urban detritus, and makes the most wonderful photos of them.
Apparently he was given his first serious camera about 4 years ago, and promptly went out into his city of Ostend and discovered that he was surrounded by the most wonderful old and abandoned buildings, which he proceeded to explore with the happy results you will see below.
All of his photos have the quality of suggesting that some sort of important and significant events occurred to or in the places he shows us, which he doesn’t feel any need to expand upon, simply leaving it up to us to conjure up an explanation of what we are looking at. They hint at tragic events, terrible loss of life, the breakdown of society and all manner of other equally serious events.
The main reason that I wanted to draw your attention to his work, is that all of his photos would be superb as starting points in any writing classroom. Each of them contains enough emotion and imagery to supply an entire story line for a short story at the very least.
I shall post a few of his images below to give you a taste of his vision of the world, and also his website so that you can go directly to him and buy any images that you feel would be useful to you.
I emphasise the idea of buying his images from him, as this is how the man makes his living, and it would obvioulsy be totally wrong to make use of his vision without paying for it, so if you like what you see below, please go by his online shop and purchase as many as you can use.
Link to his Website: Kenneth Provost, Photographer.