We take a look back of some of the work of local urban photographer Matt Hassall who captured buildings in their death throws and managed to find something strangely charming about the decay.
Bishop Street post office, Corah’s Knitwear, GEC Whetstone, St Saviours church hall, Wigston swimming pool,Wadkins woodwork machinery Regent theatre in Hinckley and an old cement works near Narborough are the subjects.
Matt said “Taking photos like this highlights the beauty that can be found within ruin and it’s always surprising to see how building have been left especially when they have been vacant for so many years.It’s almost like time had frozen. It’s a difficult subject to capture often involving very early mornings and a lot of research.”
See more of Matt’s work at instagram.com/matthassall21