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Scorned

These formerly opulent places, which have been left abandoned for decades, having succumbed to the ravages of time. 

This is a 2017 derelict and abandoned architecture series shot across Europe specifically in the UK, Portugal, Romania and Italy. James' forth abandoned architecture set this time aiming at grand buildings, such as halls, ballrooms, meeting points or mansions. 

Scorned, is to treat or regard with contempt or disdain or refuse to do something because one is too proud, such as repair and replace - something that rings true with this set of interiors.

January 2017 - December 2017

 

Pendant Styling

Pendant Styling

A somewhat hidden room of a disused palace in Northern Italy, shot late in 2016 but edited in the middle of 2017. Edited into an autumnal scene.

Viewpoint

Viewpoint

A three shot vertical panoramic looking out of a derelict villa in Italy towards what looks, or reminds me of the plains of Africa. 

Downward Spiral

Downward Spiral

A beautiful staircase that sits forgotten that once was the key feature inside this now, very stripped villa in Europe.

2nd Prize Winner as a set with all the Portugal images in "scorned" under the Architecture: Interior Category at the International Photographer Of The Year 2017.

GRAND CENTRAL

GRAND CENTRAL

A superb central skylight designed to naturally light this large, but barely visible staircase. I loved all the windows and the details here, the ceiling was also something special inside this palace.

Award: 2nd Prize Winner as a set with all the Portugal images in "scorned" under the Architecture: Interior Category at the International Photographer Of The Year 2017.

UNDER THE ROTUNDA

UNDER THE ROTUNDA

A derelict and empty former palace in Portugal which is a stunner inside and out.

Award: 2nd Prize Winner as a set with all the Portugal images in "scorned" under the Architecture: Interior Category at the International Photographer Of The Year 2017.

Balancing act

Balancing act

The skeleton remains of a former mansion in Portugal.

To date this is the worst structure that I have ever stood inside, a real death trap and a morning that I will never forget.

2nd Prize Winner as a set with all the Portugal images in "scorned" under the Architecture: Interior Category at the International Photographer Of The Year 2017.

The Winter Blues

The Winter Blues

A piano lays in a very derelict, and now collapsing Polish Palace.

The Underworld

The Underworld

A hidden crypt in Portugal

CURVACEOUS

CURVACEOUS

A derelict and empty former palace in Portugal. A real stunner inside and out.

A Splash of Red

A Splash of Red

A greenhouse that sits disused on the side of a large castle in France. 

Uprights

Uprights

The main feature and a central hall of a grand abandoned mansion in France.

Irregular Heptagon

Irregular Heptagon

This is a rare example and one of a kind, a surviving early 20th century grade 2 listed building.

Ballroom Performance

Ballroom Performance

Derelict for over 20 years, this is the stunning ballroom of a former UK social club.

Entry Point

Entry Point

I opted for a black & white image of these entrance stairs that were shot at a former art gallery in London this year. 

Jagged Edge

Jagged Edge

My latest image, and a beauty from the depths of Europe, a disused synagogue in Eastern Europe. 

Decided on a non-traditional 5x4 medium format style crop for this 3 shot panoramic - thus to show off more of the floor and ceiling. 

The Fountain (Herculaneum)

The Fountain (Herculaneum)

The Neptun spa has a chance, a group called the Herculane Project, based in Romania are attempting to save it - giving the stunning building hope.

They plan to Restore and undertake conservation, which has actually already started - the first stage of which is to close it from the elements.

Blood Orange

Blood Orange

The difficult 3 shot vertical panoramic, in theory it was a breeze, in reality it was a nightmare edit.

Into the Blue

Into the Blue

A stunning corridor inside a former spa or thermal baths in Romania.

Bathing in Colour

Bathing in Colour

There are two bath houses attached to a central pavilion here inside this amazing former baths in Eastern Europe. 

Wanting the colour to shine through in the final edit, the baths didn't dissapoint. 

Thermae

Thermae

A neglected thermal spa in Romania, Eastern Europe.