Max Colson: Tales

Photojournalism MA student at the LCC

A gutted room

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Max Colson torn carpet photography

Still meandering with a camera and without a project to put it to I found myself staying at a very lovely house on the outskirts of Bristol recently. The main house was lively and warm, just as I’d remembered it, but at the end of the main arterial hallway I found that the old study was being gutted. There was to be a complete refurbishment; someone new was moving in; everything was gone.

The change from how I had remembered it from before was immense, the loss of familiar objects as striking as it always is. But now daylight was streaming through the front windows without any obstruction, bathing the carpet all over the the room with a strange light. I spent a while in the room photographing what I saw, and recorded what I thought would be intriguing to look at in the future.

I don’t think these images all really go together as a set, because the mood is different in many of them, but regardless here are some of the things that were there:

Max Colson torn carpet photography

Max Colson lamp cracked ceiling

Max Colson plug cracked chipped wall

Max Colson photography wall plug

Max Colson tiled floor puzzle

Max Colson wall drill hole


Written by Max Colson

November 25, 2011 at 9:37 am

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  1. Don’t you just love photographing abandoned spaces….these are lovely Max!!


    November 26, 2011 at 10:15 pm

  2. Thankyou Linka 🙂

    Max Colson

    November 29, 2011 at 5:10 pm

  3. Particularly like the first and last photos. I like pictures of empty or abandoned rooms; they always seem in a state of transition – vacated by their first occupants, waiting for the next who may or may not ever arrive.


    July 12, 2012 at 9:49 am

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