One of the award winning images from my #hashima project based on the Japanese island of the same name. #mining building #Japan #gunkanjima

One of the award winning images from my #hashima project based on the Japanese island of the same name. #mining building #Japan #gunkanjima

Today’s shoot, finishing off the #Everyman cinema interiors @theofficialselfridges so so tempted to stay for a drink and a film…and it’s only 9.45am!

Today’s shoot, finishing off the #Everyman cinema interiors @theofficialselfridges so so tempted to stay for a drink and a film…and it’s only 9.45am!

@theofficialselfridges #rickowens statue in place!

@theofficialselfridges #rickowens statue in place!

This evenings shoot @theofficialselfridges #rickowens statue installation.

This evenings shoot @theofficialselfridges #rickowens statue installation.

Today’s shoot, chanel pop-up shoe boutique at @theofficialselfridges. Such a wonderful space age installation. Worth a see! #chanel #selfridges #architecture #photography

Today’s shoot, chanel pop-up shoe boutique at @theofficialselfridges. Such a wonderful space age installation. Worth a see! #chanel #selfridges #architecture #photography

Riverside studio is pretty much packed and ready to move onto the new big studio! Four and a half years worth of happy memories, late nights, great projects, bad hangovers and dust still remains…for the time being! (at Riverside Studios)

Riverside studio is pretty much packed and ready to move onto the new big studio! Four and a half years worth of happy memories, late nights, great projects, bad hangovers and dust still remains…for the time being! (at Riverside Studios)

And a rebirth to a classic comp I made in 2002. The artwork will be used on some new products coming out soon in Paris. Keep you posted about that!

And a rebirth to a classic comp I made in 2002. The artwork will be used on some new products coming out soon in Paris. Keep you posted about that!

My behemoth image of selfridges for a campaign. Made by comping over 250 images together, it took almost a year to make. Final result is a 300cm piece of art!

My behemoth image of selfridges for a campaign. Made by comping over 250 images together, it took almost a year to make. Final result is a 300cm piece of art!

Another bit of (relatively recent) press. My studio image of Su Blackwells artwork published in Harpers Bazaar

Another bit of (relatively recent) press. My studio image of Su Blackwells artwork published in Harpers Bazaar

Blueprint magazine published my Hashima project a little while ago. Wrote the whole piece too.

Blueprint magazine published my Hashima project a little while ago. Wrote the whole piece too.

New bit of published work for Elle Decor Italia. Barber & Osgerby

New bit of published work for Elle Decor Italia. Barber & Osgerby

http://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=gTE0RoHDZbg&u=/watch?v=0JZb7B079YA&feature=share

A featurette by Erwin Schulz to accompany my photographic project, Hashima. www.hashima.co.uk

acehotel:

Hashima Island, Japan
A few months ago, our friend and collaborator Andrew Meredith took a trip to the Hashima Island, on the Southwest coast of Japan. The island, a coal mining settlement established in the 1800s, was once the most densely inhabited place on earth. However, it had been completely deserted since the early 1970s, when the Government of Nagasaki decided to close the mine.
Even though people left, the buildings where they used to work and live, along with their belongings remained untouched and suspended in time as a testimony of a city that once was and shut down in a bat of an eye.
Through photography, Andrew Meredith was able to raise awareness on the existence of this hidden place, where none of us will probably ever go. Meredith’s intense and resonant photographs of the inanimate apartments, school, hospital and mine manage to express what it used to be on the Island and, in a way, give it a second life.
The full photo-report is viewable here.

acehotel:

Hashima Island, Japan

A few months ago, our friend and collaborator Andrew Meredith took a trip to the Hashima Island, on the Southwest coast of Japan.
The island, a coal mining settlement established in the 1800s, was once the most densely inhabited place on earth. However, it had been completely deserted since the early 1970s, when the Government of Nagasaki decided to close the mine.

Even though people left, the buildings where they used to work and live, along with their belongings remained untouched and suspended in time as a testimony of a city that once was and shut down in a bat of an eye.

Through photography, Andrew Meredith was able to raise awareness on the existence of this hidden place, where none of us will probably ever go. Meredith’s intense and resonant photographs of the inanimate apartments, school, hospital and mine manage to express what it used to be on the Island and, in a way, give it a second life.

The full photo-report is viewable here.