Behind Closed Doors by Chris Williams

Photographic Prints

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This was taken just before a breeze entered though a broken window from the left, and moved a shower curtain to the right. I nearly jumped out of my skin!

View more of the shots taken in the house here. And this specific shot on my site: here.

View more of my images on my personal site:

This photograph was taken as a jpeg with my small Canon Powershot G9 compact camera, and is of the second floor bathroom in an abandoned house on land owned by the the Haiekala Walnut Shelling Plant of Gerber, CA [USA]. I spoke with Rose, Amanda, and Dan about a college project I was working on, and that I sought permission to shoot in the house. They were fine with it and Dan led me over two different Friday afternoons, in March 2008, to unlock the door. I was allowed to roam freely between the two floors and basement, for a couple of hours each visit. And yes, the basement of an abandoned house is much creepier than a normal basement.

After my project was completed I returned and gave them 8×10″ copies of the 3 images used in the project. While a 24×36″ print now hangs in my home, marking one of my favorite shoots to-date.



My images Do Not belong to the Public Domain.
All images © Copyright 2008. All Rights Reserved.

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  • Matt Roberts
    Matt Robertsover 3 years ago

  • Gary Gurr
    Gary Gurrover 3 years ago

    Terrific capture Chris. Best wishes, Gary

    ROUBLE RUSTover 3 years ago

    Great work. Welcome to the Dark artists, dark art group Chris :)

  • Thanks for the compliment and the welcome!

    – Chris Williams

  • Caterpillar
    Caterpillarover 3 years ago

  • Kim Barton
    Kim Bartonover 3 years ago

    Love it, and the story:)

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...over 3 years ago

    I love this, this picture totally has a story behind it and the door… Nice work :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))

  • Thanks Vicki. :)

    – Chris Williams

  • BillK
    BillKover 3 years ago

    One of my Favorites Chris. Nicely seen.

  • Thanks Bill!

    – Chris Williams

  • Constanza Caiceo
    Constanza Caiceoover 3 years ago

    Perfect light

  • JanBickerton
    JanBickertonover 3 years ago

    Love your work Chris, just visited your web site and very much enjoyed looking at the stunning images you’ve captured. Like this shot too, the atmosphere and subject are a little different – it would make a great fiction book cover.
    Welcome to RedBubble!

  • Thanks so much, Jan. I really enjoy your macro photos, and all of the vibrant colors you capture in them.

    – Chris Williams

  • Ambur Fraser
    Ambur Fraserover 3 years ago

    Great capture :)
    Love the eerie feel and the tones!

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