My name is Rebecca, I love to explore, I first visited an abandoned place in 2004, the famous and mother of all asylums, Cane Hill, it will always stay firmly in my heart as an experience that truly took my breathe away. I visited a few more places after that including Westpark Asylum and Severalls Asylum, never with photography in mind, just expolration, walking around my jaw on the floor. I have only really caught the bug mid 2012 when I did a zombie engagement shoot in the abandoned Gillette Factory on Syon Lane.

 

Lets just say the rest is history I fell in love with the adventure and had found a true passion in capturing these incredible places, I cant explain the feeling I get from exploring abandoned places, but lets just say its magical, I get to see things others couldn't even imagine and I feel so lucky to view museums where only few footprints are left. I'm not a criminal, I wont steal or break anything. I simply explore and take photos, to document all that is left, I sneak in unseen and leave without moving a thing.

 

I have always found considerable aesthetic beauty in things decayed, the objects that remain, but may soon disappear forever. They tell a story of a long and interesting past like artifacts in a museum. Some people travel to the ruins of Rome, the crumbling Colosseum, others to Peru to see the enchanting ruins of the Machu Picchu. These majestic and culturally important places are slowly crumbling with time and one day will disappear from humanity in their entirety.

 

But I see no difference between these iconic world sites, which attract tourism, and the abandoned places known to so few. Hidden from the master narrative of history, these places are imbued with a wealth of meaning and wonder, a history of their own, which I strongly believe deserves to be recorded for posterity too. I believe it is absolutely vital to sensitively preserve this of a once rich time before it is gone forever.

 

'I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die' - Bladerunner

  

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  • JoinedFebruary 2012
  • OccupationPhotographer
  • HometownLondon
  • Current cityThe World
  • CountryUK
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