Abandoned & Industrial Photography

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Freshly decayed

... and other upgrades


A Masters Thesis on the Karlholm Strand development

March 2, 2022

A Masters Thesis on Karlholm Strand

The author of a thesis on the development of Karlholm Strand used some of my photos (with permission) for skethes of the old board factory in a very creative way.


Kurhotel Rögener. Braunlage, Niedersachsen, Germany.

October 25, 2020

Kurhotel Rögener

A trip to the 70s at the heart of the Harz with “more fungi than people” even before it was struck by fire, water damaged and abandoned.

Braunlage, Niedersachsen, Germany.


Autumn 2020

Tunes & tweaks

As days get shorter screen time gets longer and the hacking faster (well ... ) which can only mean one thing – The Great Autumnal Code Cacophony has taken place. Read: reworked the index page, tweaked responsiveness and made the image subtitles visible without having to click on each image.

Lesjöfors Bruk. Värmland, Sweden.

July 29, 2020

Lesjöfors Bruk

The wire production, halls and surroundings of the defunct metal works. Corrugated exteriors and spring flowers ahead!

Värmland, Sweden.

Soviet Military Base FZ

July 10, 2020

Datjas & music at Soviet Military Base FZ

An autumn walk among the barracks.

Disco feeling at Soviet Military Base V

July 7, 2020

Disco feeling at Soviet Military Base V

A revisit to the ol' Soviet military base revealed a barrack filled with funky 70s club deco.

Karlit boiler house remains

July 4, 2020

Karlit boiler house remains

Me and comrade Pavel went on a spring walk to see what was left of the last building standing (more or less) at Karlit.

ASKA.nu – The First Two Decades

May 20, 2020

ASKA.nu – The First Two Decades

Welcome to the virtual version of the ASKA.nu anniversary exhibition! And yes, there is a photo wall.

December 2019 – January 2020.
Galleri Mellanrum, Stockholm.


Smältverket Pumpen

October 5, 2019

Smältverket Redux

Pumpen got a much needed overhaul on every level. As the buildings are virtually gone I could also add to the background info.

Katrineholm, Sweden.

Soviet Military Base FZ

September 21, 2019

Soviet Military Base FZ

An abandoned military compound with all the barren barracks, collapsed theatres, sombre sports halls and trippy wall art you could ever ask for.

Former DDR, Germany.

Nightlight at Soviet Military Base RH.

September 7, 2019

New old #badlamps galore!

Last year was a good one in terms of derelict lights. A few from the archives thrown in as well.

Sulkyvägen hibernating

July 18, 2019

Sulkyvägen hibernating

From a very wintery walk among the last remnants of Sulkyvägen outside Stockholm.

Sulkyvägen #badsofa

July 16, 2019

Sulkyvägen #badsofa

Properly resting snow.

Ångsågen meets ... Golden Tiger

July 7, 2019

Ångsågen meets ... Golden Tiger

A trade deal with multi artist Anna-Karin Svedjestrand unfolding.

Meopta Flexaret V

March 27, 2019

Meopta Flexaret V

A fan page and a collection with the photos taken with “Little Crispy Hazy”.

Arenastaden at the Fabege Stockholm office.

March 2, 2019

Arenastaden at the Fabege Stockholm office

As the friendly folks at Fabege lacked photos of the Arenastaden area before they became the new owners I was approached and a deal was made.

Karlit Board Factory. Karlholmsbruk, Uppland, Sweden.

February 17, 2019

Karlit Board Factory

The barren remains of what was once a huge fibre board factory. And yes, there is an Ikea connection. And yes, there was a Picasso.

Karlholmsbruk, Uppland, Sweden.


Ångsågen meets ... Galleri Mellanrum

December 2018 – January 2019

Ångsågen meets ... Galleri Mellanrum

I was happy to be a part of Galleri Mellanrum's two year anniversary exhibition with Countdown or countup, that's the question as a wall paper.

El Molinar de Alcoy

December 31, 2018

El Molinar de Alcoy

An afternoon in a valley of industrial remains in southern Spain. Poppies ahead!

Alicante, Spain.

Советские остановки / Soviet Stops

December 9, 2018

Советские остановки

New collection in the making! First batch of photos from brief stops while on the road through former eastern Germany.

Former DDR, Germany.

Soviet Military Base V

December 2, 2018

Fresh flakes from the forest

The last negatives from the 2011 visit to Soviet Military Base V unearthed, scanned and posted.

Château Chevalier Croquis. France.

November 23, 2018

Château Chevalier Croquis

A rumble through a lush jungle (read: former park) later a slowly folding palace appeared before them.



Autumn 2018

The world is high-res and so is Aska (mostly)

With more and more device screens being such high resoluton, why should this ol' website be any less. Many of the albums have recenctly been adapted to these crisp circumstances and if you wish to escape it a floating back-to-the-top button has been added.

Nyhamns sulfitfabrik. Essvik, Medelpad, Sweden.

March 25, 2018

Nyhamns sulfitfabrik resized and updated

Album freshly adaptified and – of course – photos slightly reworked in the process.

Tyfors krutfabrik

February 25, 2018

An autumn stroll in the forest of Tyfors krutfabrik

What happens in the deep woods of Värmland does not stay in the deep woods of Värmland. Especially when there are subtle photogenic hues to capture.

Jordberga sockerbruk. Skåne, Sweden

February 25, 2018

A bit of glacing on the Jordberga sockerbruk

Reworked the pictures, updated the background info and re-hacked the innards of this grand raw sugar mill.

Schloss H #badsofa

February 25, 2018

Schloss H #badsofa and #badtoilet

Two additions to two collections from the same location posted at the same time! There's a first for everything.

Hotel Heinrich Heine. Harz Mountains, Germany.

February 25, 2018

Hotel Heinrich Heine unveiled

As the old mountain hotel has been replaced by villas its (not too secret) full name can now be revealed to the world.

Stockholm Industrial

January 1, 2018

Stockholm Industrial

A new tour of sceneries from crumbling or novel industrial sites around Stockholm.



Blanca #badsofa

December 29, 2017

Another Blanca #badsofa

If lacking a door, what else to use than a discarded sofa.

December 23, 2017

Search the remains

Added a basic search function! Give it a try here or by clicking that looking glass in the top navigation. If it's appreciated I'll incorporate it in some kind of smoother way in the future.

Tegelbruket / The Brick Mill

December 17, 2017

Tegelbruket updated

Premiere post with pictures taken with the Topcon Horseman 980. From a total of eight frames the ones posted here were the only acceptable (and not accidentally double exposed) ones.

Topcon Horseman 980

December 17, 2017

Let me introduce: Topcon Horseman 980

The newest recruit to the united labourers of Aska. Tilt-shift and medium format in a conveniently compact and retro cool kit. Yes, it's tricky to use. Yes, it's slow to use. And yes, it's great fun to use!

Råsundastadion demolition

October 28, 2017

Råsunda demolition snapshot added

One from the vaults that I stumbled across.

Blanca badchairs

July 1, 2017

Blanca #badsofas

Guest appearance by my good friend Pavel who sent a couple of postcards from the town of Blanca in Spain. And another one from Ulvsunda by yours truly.

Hästhagen, Söderfors.

June 28, 2017

Hästhagen @ Schwedenrot

A few shots from my very first visit to the derelict housing area Hästhagen in Söderfors.

Badtoilets at Beckomberga

June 11, 2017

Beckomberga #badtoilets

A couple of loos from the exercise yard of one of Sweden's most (in)famous mental asylums.

Brända gården, Uppland.

March 23, 2017

Brända gården @ Schwedenrot

Since long abandoned but recently scorched little farm in Uppland.


March 19, 2017

Kakelfabriken updated

I had missed an entire roll with shots from the Kakelfabriken in France! Mistake mended and album updated now.

Tidafors, Värmland.

March 18, 2017

Tidafors @ Schwedenrot

A set from the vaults added to the collection of Swedish ruralness. Worker's housing and crashing boiler houses ahead.


February 18, 2017


A newly furnished home for my collections of Swedish melancholy and crumbling sites around the country. More to come ...

Rural Sweden.


February 18, 2017


An excursion through a sizeable and derelict tile and mosaic factory.



January 25, 2017


A healthy dose of urban junge among the last barracks standing in this once huge military compound.

Düsseldorf, Germany.

Badtoilets at Hospital T

January 25, 2017


Yet another collection added! Fading commodities and flaking facilites in a wide variety of age, style and location. And cleanliness.


Verlassene Lampen

January 6, 2017


(Formerly known as #verlassene_lampen.)

New tagged collection! You have to excuse my fancy for the abandoned lamps of the former DDR ... or even better – share it! Some hints on albums to come in there as well.

Former DDR, Germany. Mostly.

2016 ...

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