Stunning Photos of Abandoned Spaces in Japan

In "Sonatine," photographer Romain Veillon captures the haunting beauty of forgotten hotels, theme parks, and arcades.

French photographer Romain Veillon is fascinated by disrepair and decomposition – it’s the primary preoccupation of his book, Ask the Dust– and his new photo series “Sonatine” falls within that tradition. It’s the result of a 2016 trip to Japan, where Veillon sought out abandoned buildings, finding a rare and haunting beauty in these forgotten hotels, theme parks, and arcades. These are some of our favorites from this remarkable series; check out more on his website, or follow him on Instagram.

(Romain Veillon)