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Category : Abandoned

22 Jul 2017

Rone The Omega Project

For me, it is always a thrill photographing any of Rone’s works. He is a true ethereal artist with the ability to transform the abandoned and the unwanted into definitive pieces of art. He creates life where there was once nothingness. Cold becomes warm. Unwanted becomes coveted. Garbage becomes art. The Omega Project adorns a soon to be demolished house into a museum of art, perception and unbridled mystery and ethos. Arriving at the designated location there was already a […]

03 Apr 2016

Emma McEvoy’s Sand Castles

My interest was certainly piqued when casually watching the news the other night. An abandoned, derelict house in Fitzroy, filled with tonnes of sand housing an amazing photo exhibition by the incredibly Emma McEvoy. I am so there! The house in Hertford Street, Fitzroy was filled with over 9 tonnes of sand pretty much bringing a slice of the Namibian ghost town of Kolmanskop into the inner suburbs of Melbourne. The inspiration for the installation is located in the Namibian […]

25 Mar 2016

Morton Ray Abandoned Masonic Temple

I had seen pictures of this place just as the Freemasons had left it. Driving past the place almost every day, I have always wanted to have a peek inside but the place has been heavily secured and closed. Lately tho, I have noticed that the front doors have been open. So today, I decided to have a look. Those initial photos I had seen look nothing like what these ones do. The place has been completely ransacked and destroyed. […]

15 Oct 2015

The Abandoned Bradmill Factory

Located at Fogarty Avenue in Yarraville, literally at the foot of the West Gate Bridge, is the abandoned Bradmill Factory. The abandoned mill is nearly 100 years old now and would have to be one of the most easily accessible derelict locations I’ve ever explored. Drove in, parked the car and in I went to take some photos. Not a soul around. The former textile mill is soon to become a ‘mini-suburb’ so I don’t think it will be around […]

02 Jul 2015

Bane Of Bedlam Promo Shoot

Several months I was doing some location scouting in Newport. I like collecting a database of cool/creepy locations which I photograph and keep within the Client Area of my website. This way, if a potential client comes to me with a request for a shoot, I can allow them to peruse my archives and see if anything I have collated tickles their fancy. In talks with Bane Of Bedlam’s bassist, Nick Walker, he liked my photos from the abandoned Newport […]

26 Jun 2015

The Abandoned School

School’s Out… Forever! I was given the heads up about an abandoned location in Melbourne’s outer east. The school out in Boronia had not been long closed, but looking at the state of utter destruction that confronted me, it looked like a bomb had gone off in each and every room of the campus. After a 50 minute drive, the driveway to the school was completely open and almost inviting. I checked to see if there were any trespass signs […]

11 Jul 2008

A Stroll Through Larundel Mental Asylum

These photos of the Larundel Mental Asylum taken back in 2009. It was much easier to get into then. On this particular day, my girlfriend and I literally – just walked in. (Well, climbed through a small hole in the fence wall, but yeah, just walked on in! I have tried to go back several times but it is now heavily secured and patrolled. Anyway, take a walk with me through the haunted, evil hallways of the infamous Larundel Mental […]