Sandcastles by Emma McEvoy

Melbourne-based photographer Emma McEvoy has travelled to Kolmanskop to photograph the eerily beautiful interiors of the leftover houses. Explaining the concept behind the artwork, McEvoy says;

‘Sandcastles’ confronts the way we treat our surroundings and the environmental effects of our actions. It aims to offer a deeper insight into what one can learn from the history of Kolmanskop – That everything is ephemeral and nothing lasts forever, thus, an even balance between humanity and our environment is vital. This exhibition also serves as a reminder of the sheer power of Mother Nature, and her ability to heal the wounds which she has suffered at the hand of human infrastructure when she is given the time and privacy to recover. It is both a nostalgic and reflective look at history, but also an eerie, glimpse into a post-apocalyptic future, where the Earth that we consistently damage continues to exist without us, but where we will cease to exist if we do not begin to respect the Earth.
All photos © Emma McEvoy

All photos © Emma McEvoy