Inhospitable

Hawera, South Taranaki, NZ, 2011: The final days of the old Hawera Hospital (1925-2012). Demolition was already well underway with at least half the complex already gone. I rigged a compact digital camera onto the hot-shoe of my DSLR to capture on video the state the place and what I was taking photos of- plenty of […]

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Future Fix

New Zealand, October 2013: Exploring the grounds of a former historic hospital- unfortunately now earmarked for demolition due to the large amount of asbestos and at least a $50m repair bill.

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The Centre

New Zealand, Dec 2011: At the close of the Second World War, this former Air Force base was converted into a “Mental Deficiency Colony” to house children deemed ‘backward’. By the mid 1970’s it had become the largest psychopaedic hospital in the southern hemisphere, with a population exceeding 700. The centre was “deinstitutionalisation” in 2005 […]

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One Way

Whanganui, March 2013:  This former Hospital and rest-home for the elderly, has unfortunately taken a one way trip to nowhere… The state of the place has deteriorated dramatically since the last visit in 2012- the next visit I fear will show even more signs of neglect and vandalism…

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Auction

Wellington, NZ, Dec 2012:  I’ve donated this framed print, a one off monochrome version of “Solo”, for the Phil Jacobs Benefit Auction. As is the way, it looks a lot more impressive in print format (C-type) and framed. It could be yours if you bid for it on New Zealand’s version of Ebay.  It would […]

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