I was lucky enough to be able to go and take photographs at the abandoned asylum Aradale in Ararat with my redbubble Melbourne group…. Aradale has been closed since 1993 and was opened in 1860 so it has a long history… it was a cold 11degree day with misty rain and with it being up on a hill the wind wailed through the broken empty windows making us freeze, but adding to the creap factor of the place…. I went with my buddy Jenny . We both bought props not knowing what to expect and jenny bought a beautiful red kimono (actually the under kimono because they are so heavily layered) we saw a fantastic tree in the grounds jenny got all forest princess in the cold amongst the trees…..
japanese Forest Princess
There where 80 photographers and friends there on the day but with 600 rooms it was not so common to bump into anyone….
I was photographed 3 times on the day… once by Jenny with an idea I had that morfed into something else…
I was then lucky enough to be asked by Paul Louis Villani to be part of his”Born of this earth” series check it out here….. Born of this earth into isolation and from out of the blue. I also had my eye shot by John Robb but am yet to “see” them (pun intended)