WHEN I’m not working I love to explore abandoned buildings and as I had a (very rare) few days off over Christmas myself and Jessica (my urbex ally and all round creative genius) decided to visit some derelict boats. We’ve previously toured an abandoned hospital, defunct theme park, deserted church and a forgotten asylum (to name a few) but never a collection of derelict boats.
I’m currently working on a book, a collection of my favourite abandoned adventures, and so we’ve been searching for some more unusual and special places to add to it. The patina on the boat hulls, the peeling paint on the wood, faded ropes and bleached out boat names all come together to create the ideal scene of post apocalyptic beauty and therefore a definite chapter to add. I love my abandoned wonderlands but as the housing estates grow, these pockets of history disappear, so it’s a battle against time to find these places before they are lost forever under piles of bricks, DFS sofas and white faux by fours.
It doesn’t take long for the elements to weather abandoned structures and as nature reclaims them the results are fascinating. Photography is one of my favourite things to do in the world, I’m not a professional at all, it’s just a hobby, but whatever the results are, I love them. So capturing these abandoned beauties is the epitome of creative reverie. I’m happy with the results and can definitely say this was another successful abandoned adventure around a beautiful derelict boat yard, but as always I can’t wait for the next one.
My Outfit: Grey knitted v-neck jumper from Primark, faux fur lined parka from Topshop, black skinny jeans ‘Revolver’ by Levi’s, wooly hat from River Island, distressed leather ankle boots from Jones Bootmaker, anchor necklace by Muru, pirate necklace from My name Necklace, ‘D’ necklace by Dior.
Jessica’s Outfit: Wax jacket is vintage, knitted jumper from Debenhams, ripped skinny jeans, black lace-up ankle boots & wooly hat all from Primark.
Photography by Helen Stanley, photograph with me in by Jessica.