To start my exploration of the theme abandoned I need to find a variety of different locations that will suit the needs for my project and fit the specifications I am looking for. The thing I am looking for specifically is abandoned house’s in and around Suffolk/East of England.
While searching my theme of abandoned I discovered the work Alison Brewster, who is a photographer based in Norfolk, her work explores abandoned houses in and around the county of Suffolk. Brewster documents her work on her website which is called Abandoned Suffolk and you can find it here. The main aspect of Brewster’s work which I find inspirational is seeing the variety of different locations in my region and the way in which she has explored all the different aspects that have been abandoned along with the home. Through her photographic documentation of various forsaken buildings and objects, I can see that through my chosen theme I can tell a story of the events and lives that once occupied and used the different locations and objects I find and shoot.
I find her work a source of huge inspiration, for this main reason, I will continue to revisit her work for the duration of my project. Brewster manages to capture the eerie and loneliness of the abandoned locations. When creating my own photo series I am going to heavily focus on the abandoned location having a story and a dark history that the viewer can interpret.
In order to achieve this I am hopeful that I can collate abandoned items of history from my different chosen locations, such as newspaper snippings or even items left behind from the families that once inhabited the houses.