It would seem that Romain Veillon has a thing for deserted places. The French photographer’s website is filled with stunning shots of desolate buildings and his eye captures the haunting beauty that can be found in the many secret places that lie abandoned in our world. His series “Les Sables du Temps” (The Sands of Time) is one such example and it’s absolutely beautiful. Shot in the ghost town of Kolmanskop, these surreal scenes show the interior of buildings slowly being swallowed by the desert.
Located in the centre of the Namibian desert, Kolmanskop was originally founded by German colonists who discovered diamonds in the land. At its peak, the town was home to 1,200 people but once the diamonds vanished, so too did the people. Almost 60 years later, Romain visited Kolmanskop and captured what remains of this haunting place.