Arnoud de Beus graduated at the arts academy, autonomous arts and painting department. These days, however, he is mainly active as a photographer. He is particularly interested in deserted locations: the empty buildings where the slowly fading human traces can be caught and visually recorded just in time before they disappear.

In The Netherlands, such places can hardly be found but abroad they are still abundantly present. Think for example of former Russian army bases, psychiatric hospitals in Southern Europe and the coal and steel industry in Germany.

The leftovers of human activity in combination with decay, as nature slowly reclaims its territory, creates images that sometimes can be surprising and alienating, sometimes esthetically very beautiful.