Romain Veillan, 34, is fascinated by travels, photography and cultural heritage. In 2013, he went to Kolmanskop, in Namibia. “Kolmanskop used to be rich and sumptuous, but it is now a ghost town, devoured by sand and lost in the middle of the Namibian desert. Its story is as surprising as it is brief: founded after Germans colons discovered diamonds in the territory, in 1908, Kolmanskop became the victim of a “diamond rush”, and quickly became the region’s nerve center”, the photographer explains. After the First World War, the fall in the price of diamonds and the discovery of another, larger deposit in the South forced the inhabitants to leave the town. Nowadays, only tourists venture into the region. Veillan’s series, Les sables du temps (Sands of time, ed.) pays a tribute to the city’s past, and remind us that nature always takes back its rights.
© Romain Veillon
“Photography is the best tool to communicate, to share my experiences and to express what I feel”. Tinajo, the series Aylaan Moodysson shared with us, was realised in December 2016, on one of the Canary Islands, Lanzarote. “I wanted to show the Island as I saw it. I wanted to show its natural beauty and its traditional nature”, the photographer adds.
© Aylaan Moodysson