Between Nowhere & Never

About the book

I am thrilled to announce the launch of my first big photography book, entitled “Between Nowhere & Never”. The epitome of all my travels and explorations.

For this book project I collaborated with Luster, an Antwerp based publisher of fine art books. They have been the perfect partner in making this happen, giving me total creative freedom from conception to execution.
The endeavour wouldn’t have been possible without the help of the very talented Mirna Pavlovic, whose words just perfectly illustrate the book’s concept. Together we took a complete summer in exile to dedicate our time to the book. We got deep into the subject of escapism, creating a manifesto of the momentariness of things.

The result is a 192 page hardcover photo book, printed on thick matt paper, hardbound, and comes in a luxurious linen finish. With all the words in English and 90% of the pictures never published before.


The unknown and the unseen have always held an undeniable appeal to the human nature. In a world that is ever growing and changing, there are places that inevitably slip out of memory and out of sight.

Reginald Van de Velde’s Between Nowhere & Never shows the past splendour of derelict hospitals, mothballed monasteries, defunct power stations, crumbling castles and many other dormant structures.

As a devoted traveller, he journeys into forsaken places all over the world, trying to capture the momentum of a fragile abandonment – the result of an intangible desire to explore what mankind has left behind.

The chapters written by Mirna Pavlovic weave the photographs together into a larger narrative, providing an insight into the photographer’s thoughts and motivations, and breathe in new life to places desperately searching for it. With the reverb of time as a vantage point, this book will take you on a journey to places that exist between nowhere and never.


SOLD OUT! Some copies are still available in some bookstores worldwide.


Release date: October 2015
Finish: Hardcover in linen
Format: 30 x 24,5 cm
Weight: 1,6 kg
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9789460581502
Language: English


Go get it guys, it’s a Masterpiece! Jan Elhøj, Denmark


I have collected many urbex books on the market, and this book is the one with the most elegant design, and is beautifully written. Xiao Yang, Beijing


These are the photographs of a pro at the top of his game. Lens Culture, California


In the Press