Behind the scenes

As my urbex and me friends are mostly busy taking pictures of the location we are visiting at that moment, we never really think of taking pictures of each-other. On our last trip in the Alsace region in France, my friend Alwin (who did his very first urban exploration trip that day), took …

The shortest urbex trip ever

The actual taking photos of abandoned locations is mostly only a part of the work that has to be done in urban exploration. It all starts with the preparation of gear and routes. There have to be enough alternative locations to visit, because in average more than half of the locations that are …

My equipment top 3

As follow up on my post about the do’s and don’ts of urban exploring, I want to share a short overview of what equipment …

Louwman - Duesenberg SJ Lagrande

Louwman car museum

I guess that every photographer knows this phenomenon; you play around with your camera a bit, change some settings here and there …

Instagram feed

Because I felt like I needed a medium to share some behind the scenes of my photography projects and -trips, I decided to create an …

Black & white in Berlin

Recently I went to Berlin for a weekend and I brought my camera with me. I had one day on my own, …

Cooking magazine

Cooking magazine

Introduction My girlfriend and I moved from Germany to The Netherlands in January 2015, leaving some great friends behind. As we loved cooking, …

Tollet watch movement

Vintage watch movement

Introduction A few weeks ago I was in Belgium on an urban exploring tour, where I found a vintage Belgian watch. It …

Why photo braincake?

Quite regularly I am asked why my website is called photo braincake, so hereby a short explanation about where this website got its name; …