About Me

Abandoned places offer a unique glimpse into the past.
A source of reflection, perhaps, as they prompt us to think about the future.
If an abandoned building that was once an important haven in an area, can become a pile of ruins, what does that say about what we hold certain today?
These are the traces of the past of many communities and families, and if we follow them, we can see where we all came from and perhaps where we’re going.


Roman Robroek

Urban Photographer


I am a professional photographer from The Netherlands. I have a particular fondness for urban photography and have traveled worldwide to explore unique places filled with history, memories, and beauty. Whenever I would visit a new destination, I would often find myself looking into abandoned homes, empty buildings, and urban decay.

These topics deeply fascinate me, especially because of all the unanswered questions and the mystery they hold. There is beauty in things that are forgotten, and taking a closer look can be an incredible way to get to learn more about the world around us, and how things change with time as history unfolds.

Using a technique that relies solely on natural light, I am able to offer very realistic and immersive images, portraying interior and exterior subjects in their specific environment, as opposed to staging a set. As an adventure-driven photographer, I enjoy the experience of being there, exploring the premises, while also avoiding bringing so much focus on myself, allowing the buildings, monuments, and places I photograph to be the true protagonists of my shots.

Besides offering various selected prints of some of my photographs, I have also published a book. I collected my favorite shots and stories in a new book, Oblivion. This stunning hard-cover publication details some of my most exciting discoveries throughout the world and shares my passionate take and genuine curiosity with the audience.

I am also the Co-Founder of Boys with Drones, a creative company that I run with my best friend Sven van der Wal. We create aerial images and videos of some of the most breathtaking places in the world.

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