Comments: self reflection in whitby

texture... nice

Posted by 990000 at June 24, 2004 12:20 AM


Posted by Mando Gomez at June 24, 2004 12:57 AM

Why are these psych ward pictures so f*cking cool?? They're all so tragically beautiful, such awesome detail, thats just my two cents.

I assume this is a long exposure like some of the others.

Posted by Mookie at June 24, 2004 02:45 AM

Holy (cussword). This photo should be famous. Seriously incredible shot.

Posted by tiffany at June 24, 2004 03:40 AM

I love it when the photographer is a ghost in his own picture.

Posted by cmb at June 24, 2004 07:15 AM

this is amazing, one of my fav photos by you!

Posted by tanya at June 24, 2004 08:22 AM

Creepy. The building looks like it's in agony akin to what its patients must have felt -- like somehow it's now reflecting all the energy it was exposed to.
Did you find any meds on the floor?

Posted by ed at June 24, 2004 09:34 AM

good work, Sam.
i love the abandoned places. make a habit out of visiting them -- please! for my sake!

Posted by chemical_imbalance at June 24, 2004 09:40 AM

Where are you going honey? Just to the psychiatric hospital.

Posted by nantel at June 24, 2004 09:45 AM

One of the best infiltration pictures I've ever seen. I'm jealous. Makes all my shots look like crap. Maybe the trick is to go during the daylight?

Posted by NEIN at June 24, 2004 11:15 AM


Posted by sigma at June 24, 2004 11:17 AM

"I see Med. people".
Nice shooting.

Posted by Dyer at June 24, 2004 12:30 PM

amazing, absolutely amazing and I love that the photographer is present as a reflection

Posted by Liisa at June 24, 2004 01:44 PM

The new Whitby Mental Health Centre is beautiful. Too bad you could not get some pics of it. I knew many collegues who worked in these older buildings. My son is now a patient of the new hospital which is on the same grounds. These old buildings really should come down.

Posted by Serene at June 24, 2004 08:16 PM

This is wonderful, not least because the distorted reflection perfectly suits the mood of the place. You look fragile, dented and not quite wholly present; a particularly apposite visual metaphor for the lost souls who previously inhabited this place.

Posted by djn1 at June 24, 2004 08:25 PM

I have a question Sam, I'd appreciate it if you posted an answer. Are all these Whitby shots from one shoot, or do you keep going back and taking more? They're my favorite of all of your stuff. Other than that, I really appreciate your site. Thanks for the inspiration.

Posted by Alex Mitchell at June 24, 2004 10:39 PM

just a word of caution, yes beautiful shots but that place looks like it has peeling lead paint and i'm sure there's asbestos around. whenever visiting such places, try not to disturb anything. happy hunting.

Posted by yojimbot at June 25, 2004 02:21 PM

The beauty of long forgotten places......

Posted by Irene at June 29, 2004 04:08 PM

I am loving this! How far is this from Toronto? (Sorry, don't know Canada geography too well).

Posted by Andrea at July 6, 2004 09:43 AM

keep hangin around here, they're gonna give you a room. great shots everytime though. how can you resist? are the voices saying Join Us yet?

Posted by Claude Garmon at September 2, 2004 07:32 PM