About the Book
I have tried to capture some of the sense of folornness that seems to linger in a place like this, where the wind blows eerily through smashed glass panes, loose doors rattle in the distance, and puddles on the factory floor are filled with ghostly reflections from above. But this photographic record is also a way of paying tribute to a once thriving work community, where people did their jobs and socialised in the site bar after hours, and if given the opportunity would maybe look back with fond memories of their time at The Factory.
Viveca Koh FRPS is an entirely self-taught photographer, with a strong eye for overlooked details, and a special fascination with photographing abandoned buildings. In 2010 she was awarded a Licentiateship Distinction by the Royal Photographic Society, for a panel of ten photographs taken in an asylum. These images feature in the book Lost Asylum Sonnets, a poetic collaboration with Catherine Lupton. In 2011 she was proud to attain Associateship of the RPS with a panel of fifteen photographs, featured in the book 'Left Behind'. Finally in 2014 she was awarded a Fellowship with the RPS, for images taken from the book 'Star Blossom'. She currently lives in London.