all photos courtesy of Stephen Sheffield
A man’s haunting walk through an abandoned prison.
A designer friend of mine, who was connected with the renovation and buildout of the Liberty Hotel, called me to tell me that in two days the demolition crew was going to begin their work at the old Charles Street Jail. Did I want to get in there for a day and photograph? Did I ever. These images are from that day of shooting.
I began the day thinking I would try to put myself in the shoes of an inmate, but that quickly transformed to a more moody study on the physical space, the history, and the feeling of this beautiful building.