Some photographers get all the best work. Christian Pearson was commissioned by the new owners of Melbourne’s Cromwell Manor to photograph it. The only difference between this building and others in the neighborhood is that Cromwell Manor is an abandoned brothel. Closing in 2012 after 20 years of turning tricks, the building is almost ‘frozen in time,’ with cigarettes left in ashtrays, sheets laying in dryers, towels hung up, and mints ready on pillows.
The brothel was apparently abandoned ‘in a hurry’ and Pearson was given five hours to photograph the remnants of the place. Cromwell Manor is due to become a youth training facility which includes a bakery, boutique coffee roastery and catering venue.