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A mock prisoner resting in the corner of his cell in Old Melbourne Gaol, March 2011. There’s certainly a vast difference in conditions between these historic Gaols and today’s “prison” systems.

Shot with a Canon 300v loaded with Ilford SFX 200 and a 17-40mm L lens, then scanned with an Epson V700.

Featured in Artists Universe – June 2011

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Jason Asher is an landscape photographer based in Brisbane, Australia. Jason specialises in producing high-quality images of our natural world, with a strong focus on capturing the beauty and mystery of where Land meets Sea. Jason’s love of nature does not end with the ocean as he aspires to photograph all things natural in his own unique way.

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  • Shelley Warbrooke
    Shelley Warbrookeabout 3 years ago

    I love the bars really close up in this shot and the figure seemingly huddled in the dark corner of the room, almost shying away from the light. Very cool! :)

  • It works quite nicely doesn’t it? Thanks :D

    – Jason Asher

  • bushpoet
    bushpoetabout 3 years ago

    Haunting work mate, love the light!

  • Cheers again! Something a bit different, wasn’t sure how this B&W film nonsense in unfamiliar locations would turn out, but I’m pretty happy with the results :)

    – Jason Asher

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 3 years ago

    June 24th, 2011
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  • Many thanks for the feature Mary! Appreciated!

    – Jason Asher

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