st. crispin | red fences and red tape

We planned and plotted. I needed examples of each of the asylum types; to visit, view and capture through the viewfinder. First was the corridor-type: the long sprawling bat-wing buildings, so admired and loved by Kirkbridge and his American peers.

Red bricked. Stoned mullioned. Eyes to a Tudor past; the asylum as the new country house, set in its acres of parkland.

St. Crispin’s would do nicely.

We’d try and make it simple. Travel to the asylum, take a leisurely look around, behave ourselves, get permission, script and shoot. Repeat at radiating ward, echelon and villa asylums. Edit and submit. Simple.

We had to behave ourselves.