Stephan Vanfleteren has been photographing decrepit façades and forgotten vitrines throughout Belgium for the past decade. This has become a melancholy portrait of vanishing small shops, closed village pubs, abandoned brothels and boarded-up façades.
The 666 numbered books, bound in lead with embossed title and edition number, are part of an artistic installation that will be exhibited in the Budafabriek in Kortrijk from 9 March.
Photography: Stephan Vanfleteren
Text: Jan Hertoghs en Stephan Vanfleteren
Translation: Alain van Crugten
Corrector: Françoise Osteaux, Marc Vingerhoedt
Editor: Hadewych Van den Bossche
Press: die Keure, Brugge
Binding: Van Mierlo, Nijmegen, Nederland
© Uitgeverij Hannibal, 2013