West Park - Red Door by Richard Pitman

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An abandoned dayroom somewhere in the west wing of West Park Asylum, Surrey.

Canon 10D, 28-105mm lens.


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“A photograph is always invisible; it is not it that we see.” Roland Barthes.

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  • Ruoxiang Chau
    Ruoxiang Chauabout 4 years ago

    Are these places open for public and safe? I mean, is there any risk for you to have something falling on your head or that you get your feet stuck somewhere?

  • No they’re not open to the public and they’re not necessarily safe. As the buildings deteriorate and the roofs begin to leak, so the floor starts to rot and give way. It’s all part of the fun!

    – Richard Pitman

  • Josephine Pugh
    Josephine Pughabout 4 years ago

    That is beautiful! The light through the windows, the red door! Yes!

  • Cheers Jo! ;)

    – Richard Pitman

  • TheRoacH
    TheRoacHabout 4 years ago

    Love this!! Well done!

  • Cheers dude, much appreciated ;)

    – Richard Pitman

  • Matthew Pugh
    Matthew Pughabout 4 years ago

    Spooky stuff! Very cool shot and colouring

  • Cheers Matt ;)

    – Richard Pitman

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darabout 4 years ago

    image is black but result is pure golden

  • Cheers, as always Bobby, for your kind comment. Much appreciated ;)

    – Richard Pitman

  • TraceyR62
    TraceyR62about 4 years ago

    love this. the darkness and the open door leading to red. hell perhaps?

  • Perhaps! Thanks for your comment & welcome to RB! ;)

    – Richard Pitman

  • Richard Bradley Bonds
    Richard Bradle...about 4 years ago

    Obscene red doors holding open false hope; for as…

    I would have liked to put above the gates that open to the asylum, “He who enters here leaveth hope behind.” Ten Days in a Mad-House by NELLIE BLY, Detective Reporter, “New York World,” 1888.

  • Splendid comment! Cheers Richard, much appreciated.

    – Richard Pitman

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordover 3 years ago

    Love the shadows/light and of course the red door. Very atmospheric piece.
    Congrats on the feature :)

  • Wonderful! Cheers! Great banner btw ;)

    – Richard Pitman

  • michaelscott
    michaelscottover 3 years ago

    this is so totally cool…GREAT work!! the red, the light vs shadow…stellar. congrats on the feature

  • Cheers Michael, much appreciated as ever!

    – Richard Pitman

  • James Gibbs
    James Gibbsabout 3 years ago

    Cool shot! Very nice!

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