2021 / Architecture / Buildings

Lights Out

  • Photographer
    Matt Emmett
  • Agency / Studio
    Forgotten Heritage

Photographic series shot after dark inside a Victorian era gaol. It is the gaol that Oscar Wilde was imprisoned for gross indecency from 1895 to 1897 and subsequently wrote the poem, 'The Ballard of Reading Gaol' upon his release. Using a series of long exposures created in the dark, external street lighting bleeding in through windows and small coloured bulbs built into alarm systems and security panels have created a surreal lighting effect throughout the silent and still prison wings.

Photographer of at-risk heritage, ruins and historic locations.