I went scouting for a new location for a shoot on the weekend and ended up in Alexandria not far from where I used to work. It was the old Dunlop Slazenger warehouse which has been abandoned for years.
Here are a couple of shots of the warehouse from the outside. It is totally open so access is easy unlike the tram shed in Rozelle.
I couldn’t get over just how many empty spray paint cans were laying around on the floor. When I got there there were a couple of graffiti artists doing a wall in the corner. They weren’t all that friendly.
I really love the hundreds of holes in the tiled roof which created hundreds of tiny shafts of light which looked amazing. The shots don’t do it any justice. We need some smoke to really bring out the shafts of light out.
There were another bunch of guys downstairs all dressed up, I think they were shooting a video or something and they weren’t too friendly either, except for the girl. They had soft boxes, huge gold reflectors but I didn’t see any camera or video gear.
Again we find millions of empty spray cans. They were also some amazing artwork. This place would be great for a model shoot.
The one below is my favourite piece of graffiti artwork. Awesome colours.
Not really sure why most of the guys on Flickr and blogs have been reluctant to let people know the exact location of the abandoned warehouse.
All the shots here were taken with my iPhone 4. I am rather impressed with how well they turned out.
Dunlop Slazenger Warehouse, Alexandria