I Specialise in abandoned photography around the world, i explore the decay and the darkness and portray my photos in a cinematic mood. My book is called "Abandoned Planet" in shops around the world and online .

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    Shadow  says:

    "Andre has one of the most inspiring collection of photos in flickr. His keen eye and processing skills are second to none. Always a pleasure to (re)visit the stream of his creations."

    June 6th, 2013

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    among the ruin says:

    "Andre is Genuine. Andre is Passionate and Andre is....a LEGEND. I am constantly amazed by Andres professionalism and how he balances a career, traverses the globe in search of Urbex gold AND still finds time to keep up with his contacts and the Urbex communities that he is a part of, both here on Flickr and elsewhere. I also have never read a negative comment by Andre. Not to me or to anyone else. He always offers words of encouragement and he understands that for people new to photography (or to the seasoned professional) positive encouragement goes a lot further than negative criticism. Andre doesn't burn bridges, he builds them. He builds them to grow his Urbex family and to keep the paths clear for future explorations.This is...... Andre Govia."

    December 23rd, 2012

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    mimue says:

    "what can i add that has not been said about andre ... He is the most talented guy in urbex his work will take you to another world .. his skills are totally mind blowing , and inspires me all the time he is also a great explorer .."

    October 9th, 2012

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    Noro8 says:

    "What to say-Andre is king of the processing,master of the urbex.His stream is something amazing,love all images.Every image have strong atmosphere,great processing -top skill. I don't know how hi is doing this stuff,but they are uniqe for sure.I remember when i saw first Andre's urbex shot about 2 years ago-mouth open-something different.
    Great flickr friend,i don't know him personally,just his work-always pleasure take look.Best of the best,Legend !
    My compliment- thanks for your support Andre !!!"

    May 10th, 2012

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    ShrubMonkey (Julian Heritage) says:

    "I've been hooked on Andre's style and subject matter ever since I first saw his work. Ever since then I wait with excitement for Andre's next posting.

    Through his work, you are whisked away to places most folks would never ever see, beautiful forgotten manor houses and creepy abandoned hospitals are brought to life through Andre's magical processing and composition.

    Even though I've never met Andre (would love to meet up one day), he seems a top bloke too!"

    June 16th, 2012

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    Doctor Beef says:

    "This is, without a doubt, one of my very favorite photostreams to lose myself in on Flickr, often for hours, haunting his abandoned hallways eagerly, yet tentatively. Sometimes scary, sometimes touching, sometimes disturbing, sometimes sad, and nearly always creepy, Andre does with his photographic art what I crave, but sadly do not get, from most horror movies. I long to do what he does, but for many reasons haven't yet dared to, so I live my urbex life vicariously though his stunning portraits of an abandoned world.

    Thank you, Andre, for doing what you do, and doing it so well."

    August 25th, 2011

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    DGC Photography.ca says:

    "I got hooked on Andre's images while trolling around on flickr. The subject matter he records is of immense interest to me. His treatment of the digital negative is what draws you in to explore his masterpieces. His images are tight. Evading spores,spooks, security and dicey building structure do little to deter him from snagging his vision be it still image or video."

    December 13th, 2011

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    determined board says:

    "Andre produces true art, when i first layed eyes on his work i was stunned and i just had to meet him. Now several trips later i can say he IS a true artist ! Walking with him in an abandoned building is like going in there with a hurricane. So fast, with an amazing eye for a perfect shot. I learned so much from him these last few months, although t will take a very long time to even get close to his mad skillz ! Awesome company on the road, lots of laughs, McDonalds and too small coffees ;) thnx 4 being a friend bro !"

    August 18th, 2011

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    Photoportee says:

    "If you dare to go on the journey through the darkest, dangerous, but yet most beautiful places time and people forgot, you have reached your destination.

    Andre is an artist, photographer and explorer, who with a masterful skills orchestrates unforgettable atmosphere in his pictures.
    His work will trigger all of your senses and make you a regular visitor, ever since your eyes feasted on one of his creations.

    Inspiration to lots of photographers, milestone in urbex photography, great friend! Always a stupendous pleasure to see your work and to work alongside you, Brotha!!! :D"

    June 22nd, 2011

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    rustysphotography says:

    "Well where do i start ........

    Andre is a legend in the urbex scene and his work really is an inspiration to most people on here . I have now been many a cool place with him and look forward to many more great times exploring .

    Top top guy who has helped me out now so many times and made so much happen that would not have without his help .

    Thanks a million Andre your a star !!!!!!!"

    June 17th, 2011

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    New Talent Modelling says:

    "I have to join the ranks of those giving praise.

    I found Andre and his work by chance after he commented on one of my photos. I went to see who this guy was and ended up looking through his photostream for over an hour.

    I have never seen this quality of work in the Urbex genre. Each shot is perfection. I couldn't get this quality of results if I had a studio full of the best gear in the business and certainly not out of the travel light gear Urbex allows.

    Damn you're good Andre. I'm glad I found you - or you found me :-)

    Keep up this amazing work."

    May 20th, 2011

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    [AndreasS] says:

    "Andre has the most unique and interesting style of photography I have ever seen. No one comes even close. His work and ideas are truly inspiring and he process images in ways I really don't understand how he does it.

    I've been fortunate to join Andre on two urbex trips, one to Germany and one around UK, and it has been most instructive and fun. And he always has a funny story to tell. :)"

    May 7th, 2011

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    AJ-Photography says:

    "Thanks For sharing your outstanding photos Andre, Its inspired me to go out hunting for my own abandoned building."

    April 10th, 2011

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    Rjacobsen says:

    "All of your work is simply AMAZING! I cannot explain enough how much I enjoy it. I wish I had PS and could do HDR. I love the beauty in your horror and decay. I am always on the lookout for your works! Keep up the exceptional quality we all desire. Thank you for your great contributions to flickr Andre!

    Sincerly, Ronnie Jacobsen"

    March 31st, 2011

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    David Baker (sophos9) says:

    "What can I add about Andre that has not been added before? Such an inspiration to many people, talented on producing amazing work and the leader of many. Andre is also a really decent guy that does not get caught up in the hype and BS that sometimes comes along with exploring.

    Here's to 2011 my friend, I have high expectations of you this year - keep up the great work serving amazing images :)"

    February 18th, 2011

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    Blessed With A Curse Photography † says:

    "andre govia, the first guy i'll check out for photos every time i log on. he brings out the best in urban decay and you can see he puts his heart into every amazing photo. keep up the amazing work dude! can't wait to see your next amazing bunch of photos!!!"

    February 11th, 2011

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    Mя.Møпstɛr says:

    "yeah dude!

    Andre Govia's work is def. the stuff that brought me to urban exploration.
    (next to Mr. Motts and RomanyWG)
    once i saw his work i couldnt stop follow his stream day for day!
    his work is perfection in postprocessing and hdr-tonemapping.
    you can find hard contrasts as well as soft tones and awesome lights in his works.
    Andre sets the standart high for all urban explorers.
    BIG UPS!

    for me andre is one of the leading urbexers worldwide!
    keep it that way my friend!

    greets chris"

    August 31st, 2010

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    Martin Widlund says:

    "I have always been a big fan of Andre´s work. He is one of the people that inspired me to start with urbex photography.
    I have been lucky to meet Andre on some different urbex trips and he is for sure a nice guy.
    He is a very talent photographer and have a really good eye for photo. He always know how to do his shot and comes up with some crazy ideas and setup.
    Andre is a true master in processing his shot as well and i think his photos always have a unique look.
    So get a cup of your best coffee and enjoy his stream."

    February 28th, 2011

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    Olivier Burnside says:

    "If you haven't already had the pleasure of viewing Andre's stream, prepare to be amazed as you enter a mesmeric world of the macabre. Imaginative, disturbing, poignant, witty and captivating, his prolific body of work is as thoughtful as it is thought-provoking. Andre defines urbex and takes it to a different dimension. Put simply, no one does it better"

    July 29th, 2010

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    Romany WG says:

    "It was seeing Andres amazing pictures of Abandoned asylums that first got me interested in Urbex and I have never regretted it. Since those early days I have come to realise that Andre is the 'Urbex Master', a painter of images like no one else. Lots of people try to emulate the master but all fall short. Not only is he a great photographer he is also a top bloke who has time for everybody. Andre you are 10/10."

    August 11th, 2010

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    shexbeer says:

    "Andre is a master of building an atmosphere of horror and mystery, his pictures always breathtaking. In my opinion, the work of Andre is No.1 among people who love Urbex. For a long time I have been wanting to write this, the last event is a meeting with Andre, the ability to talk and common shooting urbex confirmed my belief that it is not only a very good photographer but also a great friend. Thanks for everything and I hope to see you next time. Take care dude!! ;D"

    July 20th, 2010

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    A.Temmink-Smith says:

    "I love Andre's pictures and have been following them for a long time on flickr now, He is one of my favourites., I like how Andre dosnt just take a picture he creates a scene or emotion,he turns a picture from a picture to a feeling so profound. He is an inspiration and I look forward to his next creations to appear on my home page so I can admire and study his fantastic work."

    June 23rd, 2010

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    Luciën Reyns says:

    "Andre's creations are amazing! He is so original. Looking over his photos is a joy."

    May 14th, 2010

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    Rich Zoeller Photography says:

    ""Well I gotta say Andre is one Bad Ass photographer his skills are on a whole other level, Always lookin to see what goods he's gonna throw down next!!!!!" I had the honor of touring with him and I must say it was good times indeed!!!! Till next time bro....."GOONIES TOUR 2011""

    June 22nd, 2010

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    Jobo/ KraPas86 says:

    "Always great pictures, one of first contacts i'll check the uploads.
    Awesome work!

    Keep on going man


    April 21st, 2010

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    smooth measure says:

    "Andre is the ultimate source when looking for uniquely done urbex photography. He delves into the deep recesses of your hidden fears and exposes them through brilliant lighting techniques. His use of models and props adds an extra edge to these shots. And that's just for the RAW shot - it is his masterful post-processing that takes his work from great to phenomenal. NOBODY on Flickr has this level of skill and expertise with layering and blending of images to achieve this one-of-a-kind look. If you are seeking the best dark/creepy/scary photographer on Flickr, you have found him in Andre Govia."

    March 30th, 2010

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    [StaticPulse] - www.TheOtherSide.be says:

    "One of my favorite photographers, great dark style.

    keep it up mate !

    Greetz Danny"

    February 14th, 2010

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    rass999 denis laframboise says:

    "André...well one of my best contacts. I call him LIGHTMASTER sometimes and I think this fits him perfectly. Not that his way of working light is his only quality (immense quality) but I beleive he has a perfect perception of lighting and masters his unique way of bringing it out in a outstanding way. Has for his other photographic qualities, I suggest you read what has been written up here and most of all....check out his STREAM.
    Wishing you a super fabulous futur in photography and editing very dear friend LIGHTMASTER.


    January 19th, 2010

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    surreydweller... says:

    "Sometimes I can't bear to look. I mean this as a compliment!

    Harshness and sensitivity all in a single capture."

    January 13th, 2010

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    Frits Vrielink | Photography & Design says:

    "Andre Govia is definitely the grand master of Urbex HDR shots!
    Almost every single picture he does is an instant fav for me!

    Great photographer and processor! Absolutely king in my eyes!

    Looking forward to meet up and do some exploring mate!


    Frits Vrielink"

    November 21st, 2009

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    Tarina Doolittle says:

    "Andre's work is truly amazing. His images capture a beauty for things that normally would not be viewed as beautiful. HIs work is inspiring. I feel i know the places he captures without ever having been there."

    September 17th, 2009

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    EXurban says:

    "Since I saw Andres pictures the first time I got addicted to it. I really love the atmosphere and the way Andre works with the light.
    A great master of Urbex photography for me!"

    September 12th, 2009

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    Schoolbookdepository says:

    "Andre is a unique talent, with an ability to impart a 'feeling' in a photograph. To do that is a gift....and a rare one at that.If we weren't worlds apart, we would be planning explorations over beers and old maps.Congrats my friend."

    August 1st, 2009

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    augcott says:

    "I've become a big fan of Andre's photos. They're breathtaking, eerie, stunning, compelling, shocking......I could go on and on! I would love to be able to follow him around some day and learn how he manages to take such awesome shots! Keep them coming Andre! I'll be watching for them."

    July 29th, 2009

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    magical cave says:

    "andre is the jedi master of urbex photography.period."

    July 9th, 2009

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    peekabou says:

    "I dont know how Andre gets access to all the interesting derelicts he leads us through, unless maybe he really is a cat. An exceptionally sensitive photographer, his technique of lending extra atmosphere until the viewer is drawn in and hypnotized, makes it very hard to quit looking. Ive spent many (way too many) nights dwelling on his stream, entertained immensely by his talent."

    May 22nd, 2009

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