Friday, February 26

Chateau de noisy by Talk Urbex

Found this very interesting site Talk Urbex it is a coming together of a community of "guerilla" photographers:

Talk Urbex is a community site for those with shared interests in “draining” (when exploring drains) “urban caving”, or live/derelict “building hacking”. Its function is to provide an online environment for members to share tips, locations, and photos and to encourage others to join the crew

They take photographs of derelict and abandoned buildings including this enchanting but slightly spooky abandoned school. I love the idea of the photographers shooting these images with adrenaline pumping, for fear of being caught or falling through some floor boards.
You can really sense the presence of past lives here, did you notice the balloons on the stairs in the first image? Not sure if the photographer placed them there? They add to that feeling that everyone just up and left one day, like they dropped everything and ran.
I would love to do a photoshoot here.

Also have you been over to NOWNESS yet? A new site backed by heavyweights LVMH. A little sceptical at first, I am very impressed with their initial offering of a short film by Hairdresser Sam McKight and Photographer Matthew Donaldson. It is a slow motion image of Lily Donaldsons flying hair. Sounds interesting? No, it is Captivating and beautiful.

While you are off checking out things you should also head over to  The Considered Ensemble, a new Blog where they invite people to tell them about the outfit they are wearing. But, unlike other "style watch" blogs this one is all words . Scroll down to view mine.


  1. Hello from Paris. These are superb Images.
    Thank you for sharing them.

  2. Very interesting. I am going to forward this on. I have a friend that photographs the last of the standing prior to the Civil War in the States Homes, farms,plantations thru out the South. Sometimes it is guerrilla- I accompanied him on one amazing shoot- hope to share at some point.

  3. Hello Helen,

    What perfectly dramatic interiors for your glorious creations.

    Please check out my blog, for a little Florica 'worship'!

    xxx elle

  4. That chateau is amazing! One or two of the rooms do remind me of a horror film involving the ghosts of psychiatric patients though!

  5. If the chateau shots remind you of a horror film check out some of the abandoned asylum shots at

    The practice of photographing abandonments, derelictions etc is more commonly known and referred to as Urban Exploration or in short URBEX, UE or UX. Only those not familiar with the activity refer to is as 'guerilla' ;)

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