As part of my ongoing "Abandoned Spaces" project, I have began to incorporate more and more abandoned high schools; they are both visually rich and eery in terms of their aesthetic as well as a poignant remark on the collapsed urban geographies of some of today's post-modern cities. Further, it is a space that everyone can relate to. We all went to school at some point so seeing abandoned lockers, strewn books, disused science rooms and empty assembly halls reminds us that everything is temporary; both our lives and these often grand and sprawling spaces.
I've decided to make an effort to try and begin blogging some of my favourite shots from personal projects amidst the hustle and bustle of my commercial work. The first photo is taken in Detroit, Michigan back in 2013 of an old staircase leading to nowhere in particular. This makes up part of my ongoing series on Abandoned Spaces. The second two are from the same series but, shot in a different location (a derelict electrical factory). They were taken in the middle of a relentless Winter during one of many snow storms which only added to the silent, eeriness of the location.
One of my favourite personal projects is exploring abandoned spaces across both the US and UK. After the break are some of my favourite shots showing the urban ruins of Detroit set against the evocative words of the poem “See it Through” by Edgar Albert Guest.