Posts Tagged ‘West Park’

Article in RPS Visual Art Group Magazine

Article in RPS Visual Art Group Magazine

I was commissioned to write this article for the journal of one of the sub-groups of The Royal Photographic Society, the Visual Art Group, founded in 1921 “to foster the interest and advancement in all matters relating to Pictorial Photography”.  These pages are reproduced with kind permission of the Editor of the journal, Dr David F. […]


Article in RPS Digital Imaging Group Magazine

Article in RPS Digital Imaging Group Magazine

I was commissioned to write this article for the journal of one of the sub-groups of The Royal Photographic Society, the Digital Imaging Group, which is for members who use computer manipulation on their photographs using various available software and techniques. These pages are reproduced with kind permission of the Editor of the journal, Dr […]


Asylum Children’s Ward

Asylum Children's Ward

This image from West Park Asylum is actually two images stitched together, although they weren’t shot as a panorama at the time.  The first photo included the window, wheelchair and part of the corridor, but it was missing the Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck murals which were set slightly behind me.  After reviewing this initial […]


Padded Hell

Padded Hell

This is an image I created a couple of months ago, but at the time it didn’t pass my high ‘quality control’ standards, not quite coming together in the way that I envisioned, and was in any case feeling too down about my work to believe that it had any potential whatsoever. Today decided that […]


Play With Me

Play With Me

It’s been a while since I posted anything here, still struggling with creativity and low mood, now at the stage where I think everything I do is not good enough, and never will be. Hmmmm – not a very good place to be, hoping it won’t be too long before it all comes back and […]


Watching and Waiting

Watching and Waiting

Been absent from here for a while – I was becoming disheartened with my work which was leading to Serious Gloom, and really needed a break from the computer – still feeling this way to be honest, but felt it was important to try working on an image and getting it posted. So not really […]


Suffer Little Children

Suffer Little Children

The children’s wards at West Park Asylum, every corridor and room is painted with bright and cheerful murals of favourite characters from fiction and film, now peeling and flaking into dust.  Labels with the names of children are attached to the wall on the left here, did these once indicate to whom these rooms belonged? […]


Your Smiling Face

Your Smiling Face

The suitcase room at West Park Asylum. The cases wait quietly on the shelves, perhaps knowing that they are only destined to travel as far as a big heap of rubble when this part of the asylum is finally demolished. Some are labelled with the names of patients, one that I opened contained something unspeakable […]


West Park Revisited

West Park Revisited

For the second of our weekend UrbEx outings last weekend, Mark and revisited West Park Asylum. He recently went back there with Jeremy, but I hadn’t been since October 2009 so was expecting to see quite a lot of changes. The first was a high green hoarding around the site, so the previous way in […]


Save Yourself From Yourself

Save Yourself From Yourself

Another old photograph from my archives, taken on my first ever visit to West Park Asylum on the 9th August 2009.   This was the most disturbing graffiti in the entire place, quite different from random tags and words daubed onto walls by various visitors since the building became derelict – this was quite obviously […]

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