Selve Areal, Thun, Switzerland

We were in Thun this past weekend, with a couple of friends from Z├╝rich who’d come down for a day of “strobism” (the art of non-studio-based photography using portable flash units for illumination). As well as locations in Spiez and Gwatt, we sneaked into the dilapidated Selve area in Thun, where old factories, once converted to clubs and go-kart tracks, are now mainly smashed to bits and awaiting demolition. It was an uneasy feeling being there, surrounded by broken glass, ripped-up concrete and evidence of less than salubrious nightlife, but it was an interesting photographic experience.

Jo did particuarly well as our model, being “out of her element” (her words), and this shot – one amongst many – is the proof that our trip there was well worth the effort.