A few weeks back, Lauren and I made some film pictures in one of my favourite locations, the haunted house. This is her first time in front of a camera in this type of situation and I think she was brilliant. I really love the textures in this place and the subtle colours of the walls and timber transfer really well onto film. There’s this really eerie contrast between the face and place in these messed up abandoned houses. I think this particular one has not been lived in for over 50 years.

Lately I’ve been asked so many times why I go to such trouble to shoot so many pictures that have no clear purpose. I want to explain my motivation to shoot film and why certain kinds of subject matter interest me so much. I will put that in a blog post explaining all that and more very soon. Plenty of meaty subject matter to explore there!

There pictures were all shot on my Contax 645 and Pentax 67ii. Film stocks were Kodak Portra 400 & Tri-X 400. The dev and scan is courtesy of the ever awesome Raw Digital & Film Lab in Sydney, Australia. Polaroids were shot on my Polaroid 180 land camera with Fuji FP-3000b. There’s some dirty negs in there too, just the way I like them…