Anne Marie van Malssen’s first encounter with photography was while she was studying Political Science at the University of Amsterdam. She obtained her Bachelor degree, but has been captivated by the lens of the camera ever since.
After seeing a photo of an abandoned villa in decay in the south of France, and being infatuated with its beauty, her involvement in urban exploration (urbex) started. “The adrenaline rush that comes with urban exploration is mind blowing. You never know what kind of beauty you are going to find behind the closed, forgotten and forbidden doors,” says Anne Marie.
In 2014, she decided to buy an RV and to go travelling full time. Always in search of decay, on the roads from Bosnia-Herzegovina to North Africa, she found some rare beauties. After two years of living as a nomad she decided to park the RV for a while and stay in Marrakech, Morocco, where she lives currently.