Fairly early through my recent tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, I was allowed to enter this cell. The fisheye lens I used makes it appear larger than it was. In reality it wasn’t much bigger than a walk-in closet. To think that someone actually lived in here once. To be fair, the door at the far end actually used to open up on a small enclosed outdoor area where an inmate could get some sun and fresh air. A good thing too, considering the toilet was only able to be flushed once a day!
Charles Dickens once said that the solitary confinement of this prison was enough to drive a man insane. It’s easy to agree with him. No one should have to live like this. But boy, does it make for a great photo opportunity!
Exposure Data: ISO 100, f/16, 4″