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    Default Some shots from my visits to West Park (updated btm pg 1)


    I think 99% of the planet know about West Park Asylum by now, so I don't know what else to say really. I have been documenting this massive complex for the last year, and have seen it get worse with every subsequent visit. I don't think it's current state is going to last much longer, as vandals and taggers have started to visit with alarming frequency.

    I have around 300 different photos covering pretty much the entire complex, taken over eight visits starting last september. I've listed a few of my favourites here, though it's hard to pick favourites because each image of West Park is just as good as any other in my opinion. As I'm also a commercial photographer, I even took a model with me there to do a shoot in the padded cells, I think that may have been a first! It was for his portfolio and he wanted something interesting. The third shot is of him getting changed between shoots. I lugged studio lights, reflectors and powerpacks with me that day, it was a long journey from the car park to the cells, especially with a portable studio on your back and three cameras!

    Hope you enjoy.



























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    Wow, great shots! A bit of a write up wouldn't have gone a miss, even if it was just your experience.
    Looking forward to your future reports!
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    Oh christ, I did a writeup and must've copied over it when I pasted the URLS! I'll write something now. Thanks for the comments

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    Some great photo's there, the unmade beds are slightly creepy! I like the perspective shot along the corridor, and is that a hoover in the photo above it?

    Also, I wouldn't like to have a bath in that bath....

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    f*ckin the best pics. love it and welcome also i just added you on flickr, kelly by the way :)

    i soo need to go there !!

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    i can say straight away : that man knows how to use his camera.
    imho one of the best WP shots i ever seen

    PS: i sent u a friend invitation on flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by fly my pretties View Post
    I even took a model with me there to do a shoot in the padded cells, I think that may have been a first!
    To be honest your prob one of quite a few or even one of many! ;)

    Nice shots thou :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilli View Post
    To be honest your prob one of quite a few or even one of many! ;)

    Nice shots thou :)
    I dunno, I'd be surprised if any other commercial shoots have taken place in the cells.

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    That last shot is fu##ing amazing.
    I could quite happily hang that on my wall.
    Excellent pics.

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    Thank you very much for the kind words everyone :)

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