This lift has been like this since the start of my visitations at Hellingly – boarded up and with two floors down. I liked the symmetry and know that with decent processing I would be able to bring out the darkness inside the shaft. This is in one of  the blocks still standing and likely to be one of the last to be flattened being at the very east tip of the asylum

The texture of the rusting boards has come out nicely too and it has created a really nice muted image.

Sometimes the simple shots do the trick and I think this is one of them.

Derelict lift at Hellingly Asylum,East Sussex (Mark Blundell)

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