It can be an eery experience to walk through a place where activity once thrived but now stands silent and still. These are the forgotten places. Those who visit document its story and record the mystery and glory of beauty in decay.
This old art deco building is an abandoned power station and is right on the beachfront in Western Australia. It is now decaying in the sun and salt air and is full of peeling paint and rust. Urban art and graffiti line its walls and it has become an art gallery for those who pour out their souls in private.
The place throws up so many incongruous elements. Beauty in decay, glorious neglect, art in dereliction, light in the darkness. To be in its presence is to open your soul to the harmony of sharp contrasts which is struggles to unite. It is overwhelming, exhausting, compelling, exhilarating.
Haikyo is a word meaning abandoned or ruined. It also describes the challenge and of exploring and recording urban abandonments, urban exploration and urbex.
Can you find beauty in the everyday things of life? Slow down and you’ll notice the beauty that is around us, even in that which is decay and decline.