Another exploration with Fergus. This time Erskine College out in Island Bay.

Unfortunately Fergus was a bit cagey about what we were going to shoot so all I had with me was my Rollei and the RZ with a 180mm and Pan F 50 ISO Film. I would have loved to have the F5 with a 19mm but I made the most of what I had and we will definitely have to go back  and shoot it again.

Erskine College closed in 1985 and while parts are still used for function rooms and the cathedral most of it is in disrepair.

Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford Hp5+ 400 ISO Film, Mamiya RZ67, 180mm f4.5 Lens, Ilford Pan F+ 50 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


10 responses

  1. thebigbookofdating

    These are amazing

    17/11/2011 at 07:22

    • Cheers 🙂 Still need to go back and shoot properly

      17/11/2011 at 10:50

  2. Very nice dof on those steps Simon- dreamy. And the image of the door is great, beautiful comp. + lighting; it also makes me feel like I’m there… Like it lots.

    17/11/2011 at 07:38

    • Cheers Alicia although the dreamy effect is caused by hand holding and 50 ISO film 🙂

      17/11/2011 at 10:49

  3. knudsens

    Exciting location and cool pics.

    17/11/2011 at 10:18

    • Cheers 🙂 although I think the location is more exciting than the images 🙂

      17/11/2011 at 10:52

  4. Love that hallway/door shot…

    20/11/2011 at 19:37

  5. Next time you will have to give me a better heads up… Mamiya RZ67 with 180mm and 50 ISO film was not such a good combo 🙂

    21/11/2011 at 17:32

  6. Ex Saturday harrasser

    Hey man, derelict buildings are my ‘thang’. I wanna go, i wanna go! Ive done the odd plumbing job up their and wanted to go back with the camera, but was super cautious about the security patrols.. Did anybody stop you?

    As of Christmas, im outta work indefinatly and live at island bay so would be keen for a shoot. You up for another visit to the college?

    14/12/2011 at 18:07

    • Definitely up for another shoot… Didnt see any security the whole time we were there and there was a couple of kids there before us walking around inside… Fergus is trying to get permission

      15/12/2011 at 08:34

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