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Decay ignites the imagination

I am pleased to take you to the world behind the 'no-entry' signs and the locked doors. This page offers a glimpse of the beautiful, forbidden world of decay as I see it.

Daan Oude Elferink
Schrijnwerkersveste 18
6846 BP Arnhem
The Netherlands

Tel.      +31 655 833114

KvK-number: 58515585
BTW-number: 168024135B01

Books by Daanoe

Through unmanned  overgrown terrain, closed windows and doors while trying to go undetected and without damaging anything.  Inside there is a calm stillness which prevails. A slither of light streams through the grimy windows and reveals decay and desolation. So special, so beautiful!

I am pleased to take you to the world behind the ‘no entry’ signs and the locked doors. These books offer a glimpse of the beautiful, forbidden world of decay as I see it.

Blue Sky by Daanoe
The Hangover by Daanoe
A Passage in Time by Daanoe
Heavenly Light by Daanoe

Touched by Time


Atmosphere is reflected in the dilapidated decay of a subject. In this book I try to bring across not only the influence time has but also how powerful nature can be. How plants have the ability to take over and penetrate buildings to make their own impression. The magic world of dilapidation and decay.

Gift of Time


Abandoned, Forbidden and decayed are the keywords around my work. I capture the beauty of amazing buildings and objects that are slowly decaying with time. Becoming more beautiful but also more dangerous.

Gift of Time - Limited Edition


Gift of Time is also available as a special edition which has a limited edition of 100. This special edition comes in an exclusive handmade box and includes the artwork ‘Tea Time’ in the size 33x50cm.

Daanoe - Urban Exploration & Photography


“How am I going to get access and what treasures will I find” is always in the back of my mind when I set out on an exploration. In this first book the influence of time, divers vehicles and buildings, churches, hospitals and industrial buildings, from hotels to prisons. Every building has its own unique story to tell. Some have dilapidated even more, others don’t exist anymore. Because the locations I visit are difficult to access, there’s a unique story behind every photo.