• Hardcover – 240 pages
  • Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture
  • Language: English
  • Size: 29.7cm x 21cm
  • ISBN-13: 978-1908211613

       Released in March 2018 under Jonathan Jimenez

       Préface by Alain SCHNAPP
       French historian and archeologist
       Author of many books related to ruins
       Professor emeritus of Greek archeology at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University
       Former director of the History of Art and Archeology department of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University
       Former director of the National Institute of History of Art (Institut national d’histoire de l’art – INHA)

Naturalia is a curated collection of images showcasing abandoned places reclaimed by nature. Ornate country mansions, luxury modernist designer homes, stone churches, farm holdings, factories, institutions, private homes, train stations, planes, cars, tanks, trains, palatial courtyards, spaces of work and play, life and death, all in the vivid processes of reclamation. A wide range of architectural styles from classical to hyper-modern are pictured in the grip of wild, resurgent nature.

 

« Beautiful photos of nature in abandoned places around the world. » National Geographic

« Naturalia est une série où la nature reprend ses droits avec une beauté saisissante, presque apaisante. » Fubiz   

« Jonk lleva más de una década viajando por el mundo y fotografiando aquellos sitios abandonados donde la naturaleza ha terminado imponiéndose a la mano del hombre. Sus instantáneas, de una belleza excepcional, han dado lugar a un libro llamado Naturalia. » 20 minutos

« Abandoned to disuse, nature slowly reclaims man-made spaces. This inevitable process is captured in a series of breathtaking photos which showcase the slow but unstoppable process of nature. » DailyMail

« Stunning pictures from all over the world have just been released as part of Jonk’s new book that showcases nature in the process of reclaiming man-made spaces. »  Lonely Planet

« Jonk is a master of his craft. With his photographs of deserted places, he has placed himself in this fashion niche of lost-places photography at the top of the world. »  Stern

« Naturalia features the oddly invigorating spectacle of nature creeping in and taking over what man has long forgotten. » Vice

« Stunning pictures show Mother Nature ‘reclaiming’ abandoned sites across the globe. » Mirror

« Jonk écume le globe depuis une quinzaine d’années à la recherche du cliché parfait. Avec le temps, après avoir fait un pas dans le street-art et l’urbex, il s’est rapproché d’un sujet qui constitue aujourd’hui le fil rouge de son œuvre: la réappropriation par la Nature des lieux créés par l’Homme. Son livre photo, Naturalia compile une centaine de clichés sublimes dédiés à ce thème. » Le Figaro

« Naturalia is packed with incredible photos of places where the natural world has swallowed up places we abandoned.  » New York Post

« Ao P3, o fotógrafo francês conta que visitou cerca de 1500 lugares abandonados em quase 50 países de quatro continentes para nos recordar que « a natureza é sempre mais forte » e que, « independentemente do que possa acontecer à humanidade, ela permanecerá ». Naturalia pretende assumir a função de despertador de consciências. Porque coloca questões fundamentais: « Qual é o papel da humanidade no mundo e de que forma deve relacionar-se com a natureza? » » Publico P3

« 法国摄影师 Jonk,想必早已熟知这“人为与自然”之间的互换哲学,无数个春秋他沉迷“废墟”不可自拔,他寻遍4大洲33个国家700多个废墟,完成作品《自然世界:大自然的回收之道》。在这些名为“废墟”的地方,他拍下了生机盎然,这是废弃建筑物与大自然共同完成的“重生合唱” » WeChat

« Naturalia, un superbe projet photo mêlant urbex et nature. » Pixelistes

« Someone remembers Plutarch, someone quotes Berthold Brecht, but all agree on one thing: Jonk began a new direction in modern environmental photography – a documentary photograph of how nature takes away what once belonged to her. » Ecology.expert

« Stavolta la fotografia di Jonk si tinge di verde e al posto delle sole macerie, assistiamo alla rinascita della vita sulle rovine delle costruzioni dell’uomo. Uno spettacolo commovente che ci mostra quanto la natura sia più forte di ogni cosa e di quanto possa essere tanto forte da riprendere possesso di luoghi in cui per lungo tempo è stata tenuta a bada. » Dailybest.it

« Quand la nature reprend ses droits, envahissant petit à petit les lieux abandonnés par l’Homme, une série de photographies envoûtantes et poétiques. » Africa News