The Ascent ~ West Park Asylum by Josephine Pugh

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Shot on a recent urbex inside the main building at West Park Asylum (Epsom, Surrey) where visitors would have entered to travel through to the Great Hall.

Something about this reminds me of Nosferatu and the shadows in that film…

Sales so far (thank you!): Greetings cards.

Featured in ‘Extra-Ordinary Photography’, July 2010.

Winner of the ‘Light Up My Life’ Challenge- ‘Your Favourite’, July 2010.

Featured in ‘Everything Ends’, August 2010.

Winner of the ‘Mood & Ambi(e)nce’ group’s Challenge Dreams & Nightmares, September 2010.

Featured in ‘Imaginative Skulls’, September 2010.

Top Ten in the ‘Light in the Darkness’ Challenge ‘Favourite’, October 2010.

Featured in ‘Halloween’, October 2010.

Winner of the ‘Evocative’ Challenge in ‘All Things Photographic’, October 2010.

Top Ten in the ‘Hosting Tutorial Class’ Challenge ‘Your Favourite’, October 2010.

Top Ten in the ‘Creative, Talented and Unknown’ group Challenge ‘Simply Spooky’, October 2010.

Top Ten in the ‘Hosting Tutorial Class’ group Challenge ‘Stairways’, November 2010.

Featured in ‘Stairs, Steps and Staircases’, December 2010.

RedBubble Featured Art page, 11th December 2010.

500 Views, January 14th 2011.

Spotlight Artist: The Torch, July 2011.


Also available in a ‘memories’ calendar .

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A photograph is a trace of its subject. The viewer and the image belong to each other. Capturing these traces is a passion, an obsession for me. I hope the thrill comes through in my images.

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  • Ruoxiang Chau
    Ruoxiang Chaualmost 5 years ago

    You did an amazing work, Jo!!

  • stephaniemwood
    stephaniemwoodalmost 5 years ago

    (speechless adoration)

  • Thank you so much- from you it is a true honour! Thank you for the feature too.

    – Josephine Pugh

  • chelleX1975
    chelleX1975almost 5 years ago

    wonderful work!

  • SPFisher
    SPFisheralmost 5 years ago

    ooh, love the mood of this one!!

  • Richard Pitman
    Richard Pitmanalmost 5 years ago

    Stunning! I though the other one was great but this is something else! Awesome.

  • Mojca Savicki
    Mojca Savickialmost 5 years ago

    I agree with RX :-))

  • Christine  Wilson Photography
    Christine Wil...over 4 years ago

    I watched that movie just recently, Nosferatu, love the light in this shot

  • Ell-on-Wheels
    Ell-on-Wheelsover 4 years ago

    Both images beautifully creepy! :-)

  • SilverGinger
    SilverGingerover 4 years ago

    Looks like a scene from a horror movie, great eerie atmosphere, love it.

  • ShellyKay
    ShellyKayover 4 years ago

    okay, your work is just too amazing for words! I am in awe!

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