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This incredibly haunting body of work has seen a committed photographer travel across Europe to capture the continent's abandoned places of worship.
James Kerwin's journey has taken him for small chapels in Wales to stunning monasteries in Italy - as well as countries like Spain, Belgium and France in between.

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The photographer, from Norwich, UK, said that he is fascinated by the craftsmanship and hard work that went into such important places of worship, and through his images he likes to show the depth and grandeur of these locations. 

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Despite revealing the countries where his beautiful images are taken, 35-year-old James does not name the exact spots that he travels to in order to shoot such wonders, adding an element of mystery to his work.

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Discovering such wonders requires a lot of research, James said, as well as discussions with networks of friends with similar interests in abandoned location photography.

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Across Europe and Asia, James has photographed more than 200 abandoned buildings, and his religious series, specifically, is called "Domum Dei," meaning "House of God" in Latin.

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Despite wrapping up the Domum Dei series in March 2017, adventurous James said that there are so many fascinating churches, chapels and religious buildings left to be explored that he hopes to one day create a book with more images of such locations.