Urban exploring is something i don't do often anymore.
I've been focusing on weddings, photoshoots and street photography.
A little frustrated with myself too, I've not enjoyed exploring like i have have in the past. Perhaps i expect too much, or I'm lacking the creativity too make something out of nothing.
I'll continue to explore when the opportunity arises, perhaps enjoying more what i see with my eyes rather than what i see through a camera.
As a total opposite from what i written in the above sentences, what i did enjoy about this explore was that it wasn't alone....ive made a new friend.
The internet, it's made the world grow inwards towards the self, for once though its been used to meet new people.
Through an instagram follow I met up with Jack Smyth, a photographer from March, Cambridgeshire. Sunday morning, 8am, Wisbech, the site; an empty factory/warehouse that has been stripped and left abandoned.
Access was easy enough.
The site comprises of a large warehouse building which is segregated into 4/5 separate rooms that resemble coldstores or chillers, an office section and a number of smaller chiller units.
Inside, wiring has been dismantled and sold for scrap, all thats left is a pile of copper-less wire and a few desks, with a couple of extras thrown in for good measure.
|Work free office|
|Desperate place for a desperate measure|
|The waters been left on and so theres pools of water throughout.|
Trusty waterproof boots.
|Bazaar things happen|
The main building is vast; a black hole.
I had to shoot something to make use of having a companion.
What can you do when theres harsh light and deep shadows, use both and create a silhouette.
A sobering thought to end with:
Imagine being homeless.
Where would you go?
This is a stark reality, that may never cross your mind, for some though they live this despair everyday.
I felt awkward and ashamed for invading this persons space.
Everyone's got their own demons.
Some physical, some mental.