The weekly visit to the perfumed steam.
Outside rain falls biblically, a reminder of the duty to be clean.

Extract from ‘Sunday at the Skin Laundrette’ by Kathryn Simmonds.

Disused washing machines shot in the laundry room off the Great Hall at the derelict and abandoned West Park Asylum in Epsom, Surrey.

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

Featured in ‘If It Doesn’t Belong’, January 2011.

Featured in ‘Dark and Industrial Imagery’, January 2011.

Featured in ‘Extra-ordinary Photography’, February 2011.

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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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  • ShellyKay
    ShellyKayabout 4 years ago

    freaking awesome!!!!!

  • stephaniemwood
    stephaniemwoodabout 4 years ago

    Oh how I love this!

  • michaelscott
    michaelscottabout 4 years ago

    i’ll take #16…and i’m keepoing my fingers crossed. such an incredibly cool piece of work, jo!

  • diLuisa Photography
    diLuisa Photog...about 4 years ago

  • Thank you VERY much, and most importantly a HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your loved ones. x

    – Josephine Pugh

  • Melissa D. Johnston
    Melissa D. Joh...about 4 years ago

    Wow. The texture you’ve created plays with the texture my eyes (and mind) expect, adding a dimension of depth and play to an already beautiful image.

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeabout 4 years ago

    May be hard work:))

    Greeting from Bangkok,
    Have no words, your art is splendid thoughtfully; I love your beautiful artwork:)

    Be happy and hugs someone,once is not enough:)
    Best regards,

  • Dominika Aniola
    Dominika Aniolaabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic. Great use of textures. :)

  • Ainsley Kellar Creations
    Ainsley Kellar...about 4 years ago


  • bearwings
    bearwingsabout 4 years ago

    it’s not abandoned, there are still mad people running through the corridors snapping strange and surreal images. some of them are quite good, apparantly, I have to go now, they’re coming to take me away aha

  • Julesrules
    Julesrulesover 3 years ago

    Wonderful processing Jo:-)

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