i’ve always been attracted to the decayed and abandoned interiors, especially those that retain a hint of former grandeur. they serve as reminders of our transience and ironically stirs an appreciation in me for life, beauty and purpose. photographer marco arbani‘s sojourns into these spaces and his arresting moody images successfully introduce that mystery, more than documentations, his work captures the existential questions at the heart of various abandoned institutions. the atmosphere he produces with his manipulations of light and shadow communicates the forlorn and derelict elements and leads the viewer to discover a more textural aspect in the work. although he also captures lanscapes with a similar philosophical accuracy and while his architectural and factory photos testify to his versatility and careful aesthetic eye, it is the compositions of more intimate spaces that grab me most..