Recovering Histories

Michael Schwan’s mission to explore lost places in Europe is rooted in the idea of the urban explorer. Looking behind closed doors and uncovering narratives is part of his agenda as a photographer from the 21st century.

From furnished villas in Portugal to vacant castles in Poland, Schwan’s images address the seemingly forgotten elements of nature, reacquainting viewers with a journey into the past. Grand buildings take the focus as relics of European history.

Schwan has been featured in numerous publications and exhibitions including the 2018 Fujifilm exhibition at Photokina, Köln, and Gallery Nugloss, Frankfurt am Main.

1. All images courtesy of the artist.