Abandoning the Cuckoo's Nest


Shelves aren't the only things that come from Taunton asylum.  Photographer Jeremy Harris tells me: My friends and I spent days in the place before it was torn down, and have many artifacts in our collections.  I personally have patient records, hand written log books, skeleton keys, and a portable shock therapy machine.  All from Taunton.

He's done an entire series of beautiful shots inside Taunton and other asylums.  Here are a selection.










All photos by Jeremy Harris

10 comments

  1. katiedid says:

    Echoes of lost minds....beautifully captured.

  2. panda200 says:

    These are incredible photos! Thanks for sharing, Camilla

  3. Meredyth says:

    Thank you for putting a spotlight on the amazing, evocative work of photographer Jeremy Harris. I have known him since he bought his first camera (too many years ago too mention). When I saw your "new" shelving from Taunton, I suggested Jeremy reach out to you. I love the serendipity!

  4. Amazing pictures! Thank You for sharing these with us!

  5. thank you so much for this. I found these images so moving. the stillness and peace with so many voices held in the air x

  6. Told you it was creepy....

  7. dang, these photographs are beautifully stoic. i'll definitely look at more of jeremy's work now.

  8. I dunno why but a lot of these pictures creep me out. Maybe because some of these pictures are taken asylums. The pictures do have artistic merit though.

  9. I dunno why but a lot of these pictures creep me out. These pictures probably creep me out because some of them are taken in asylums. The pictures do have artistic merit though.

    -Zane of ontario honey