From the first shoot of the year on New Year’s Day.
Digital Surrealist Photography
Shot in 2012 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
I decided to rework it to make it more dreamlike using Adobe Photoshop and various iPhone apps (including Afterlight and Mextures)
Model: Fon Rainy
A DSLR photograph of my friend Linda edited using iPhone photo apps; Pictureshow, Mextures and Afterlight.
Linda is also a photographer, you can check out some of here excellent work here
First some history
“Pool Park House was once owned by Sir Walter Bagot, a prominent Staffordshire barrister, and was rebuilt in in its current incarnation between 1826-1829 as a residence for the second Lord Bagot.
After eventually being sold to the Tate family (of Tate & Lyle), it was acquired by the North Wales Counties Mental Hospital and opened in 1937 to accommodate 87 patients for relief of overcrowding at the much larger and much more visited Denbigh Hospital.
Its official designation was as a psychiatric convalescent home, and eventually closed in 1990. Planning documents were submitted some years ago for conversion into a 60-apartment residential home, but were rejected.”
This was my first Urban Exploration (or Urbex) and it was fun. I wasn’t sure about the terrain and the how safe the building was so I decided to just take my iPhone. I hope to return with my DSLR and take some proper photographs.