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Thu Oct 24, 2013, 02:35 PM

First thoughts are Nosferatu / Herzog and Kinski / and Dracula. Second thought: RATS

All of those thoughts are quite wrong. Here is what's really going on:

Photographer captures haunting beauty in abandoned buildings


Andre Govia has explored more than 800 locations to document what we've long forgotten
Haunting scenes from abandoned locations — hospitals, schools, houses, hotels, asylums and more — are what Andre Govia photographs. The London film-and-TV professional documents these buildings’ off-limits (and sometimes guarded) premises throughout Europe and often captures them exactly the way their occupants left them: cluttered, dusty, silent and honestly creepy.
He shared some of his beautiful and haunting work with Yahoo News this week.



http://news.yahoo.com/ghost-haunted-photos-abandoned-buildings-andre-govia-210849823.html

OR GO HERE

http://www.flickr.com/photos/andregovia/

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Reply First thoughts are Nosferatu / Herzog and Kinski / and Dracula. Second thought: RATS (Original post)
Mira Oct 2013 OP
alfredo Oct 2013 #1
Callalily Oct 2013 #2
Mira Oct 2013 #3

Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 07:37 PM

1. I love how he processed them. Beautiful work.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 07:47 PM

2. Without reading all of

the text (my apologies) the photo looks very staged.

That said, it is a well composed photo, showing a lot of interest.

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Response to Callalily (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 07:59 PM

3. This part of the text may be true

as I look at the photos.

"Most of his photos show artifacts as he found them. He will occasionally move an object around but never from room to room. For example, he says that if he spots an old wheelchair in a long, dark corridor, he may carry it to where light from a door will catch it."

I think the reason I keep looking at them is an affinity I feel for the sleuthing and the dangers inherent. I take risks as well, I just don't come up with such amazing photographs.

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