I visited Cambodia recently and during my trip I visited an abandoned torture prison, formerly known as S-21. The site used to be a school but 50 years ago was overtaken by a Cambodian Communist party, the Khmer Rouge. From 1975 – 1979, they waged a bloody war on the civilians of Cambodia and murdered … Continue reading S-21 Torture Prison, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
This is an article that I wrote for the Metro Herald in May, 2013 which discusses why I photograph abandoned buildings and how and where I do it. 2a588e70-beff-4194-9dd1-570a345e84f8
Many abandoned buildings are used by squatters to sleep in, drink, take drugs or perform illegal acts. Drug use has been evident in almost every building I have photographed but has never stopped me from wanting to explore. Aldborough House was a different story. Upon arriving to the site and locating an entry point into … Continue reading Aldborough House
This building had been a two-storey convent school for girls, erected in 1901. The number of attendees dwindled and it closed in 2007. Thankfully, I got in three days before the JCBs moved in on their prey and completely demolished it. The Department of Education plan on replacing the site with a new secondary school.