Remember ‘House of Couch’? Well, I went back.
Well, I wasn’t going to be satisfied until I went back for another look. I really love abandoned houses. I adore the atmosphere of them, the untold stories. I find them really emotive. Of course I tried the doors just in case but it was all locked up. The door in my last post was from this shoot.
I find that these kind of places all have something to offer visually. The textures, patterns and detail that can be found in them are amazing and mesmerizing to me.
I do need your help though. I have an ongoing project to photograph things that abandoned, left, unloved, unkempt, rusty, urban and the like for an exhibition that I am involved in during the summer. I have been wracking my brain for a name for the collection and I am coming up blank. Can any of my clever wordy friends help me to come up with something suitable?
I am part of a photography group of Facebook who are not only interested in photography but many of them are heavily involved in Blackpool’s past. When I posted these photographs to the group it stirred up quite a bit of interest and other photographers visiting the cottage to have a look and take some photographs. In addition to this one of the members found a photograph on the internet that is clearly the cottage as it was in bygone times. We are not sure exactly of the date this was taken but judging by the changes in landscape it is a very old photograph of the cottage when it was once Ritherham Farm. The cottage in question is the white one to the left. It is now split into two cottages, the second one thankfully being lived in, loved and very much looked after today. At some point I will try to add a photograph where you can see both cottages together.