I am Guillaume Prugniel, a french artist – photographer / videographer based in Berlin.

My ongoing project Enlight the Void, makes me photograph abandoned places at night, with a lot of colors and a human presence. Rather than documenting, I am distorting reality, inventing a new purpose to the areas I explore.

When filming, I follow world class paleontologists in hostile remote areas, such as Spitzbergen or the Nevada desert.

How did this all begin ?

One warm summer afternoon, strolling around with a friend, we discovered an abandoned factory. I felt the urge to document it, and from there I started to learn photography on my own. I sticked to it, and several years after, I still practice urban exploration.

Discover some behind the scenes videos on my youtube channel (en français, with english captions available)

I also enjoy working at the studio, where I can experiment to understand better the way light acts and reacts. I work with music bands and I do portraits.

Beyond photography and films, I enjoy building small and bigger props, and occasionally complete sets. Sometimes, you might find me acting in a theatre performance.

To be sure you’ll see my next photos, you can follow me on instagram .


Let’s work together ! Send me an email to tell me about your project and I will contact you soon :

urbartho @ gmail.com





Explorations Nocturnes – 17 October to 27 November 2023 at Bibliothèque Universitaire Sciences et Technique, Nancy. BU Santé, 3 April to 3 May 2024.

Célébration Saisonnière – December 2018 to February 2019 at JC Bar, Berlin

Fill the Void – 7 to 29 July 2017 at Mainzer 7, Berlin