Silent Hill

Jonny Joo, 23, visits derelict malls, stations, towers and other places because they remind him of Silent Hill – a psychological horror video game which was made into a film. “When I first started exploring places, so many would remind me of the game. It was a world I was kind of obsessed with because of how dark and eerie it looked”, Joo said. His book, titled “Empty Spaces”, will feature 116 images and is being released this week.

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An abandoned old grain silo, described by the photographer as “peaceful”. (Photo by Jonny Joo/Barcroft Media)

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One of Cleveland’s abandoned YMCA facilities. (Photo by Jonny Joo/Barcroft Media)

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Foliage lines the walls of the abandoned factories of Westinghouse Electric of Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jonny Joo/Barcroft Media)

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An old country home known as the “Safety Brick” left in a state of disrepair, situated in the middle of nowhere. (Photo by Jonny Joo/Barcroft Media)

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An interior view of Cleveland’s abandoned aquarium, Ohio. (Photo by Jonny Joo/Barcroft Media)

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A preserved mural resides above the decaying grandeur of Cleveland’s St. Joseph Byzantine church in Ohio. (Photo by Jonny Joo/Barcroft Media)

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Fanny’s 50’s Diner of Collinwood near the East side of Cleveland in Ohio. (Photo by Jonny Joo/Barcroft Media)

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A dilapidated country school house in an area where there has been a significant drop in the population, Ohio. (Photo by Jonny Joo/Barcroft Media)

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The photographer balances on a bar to capture the inside view from the top floor of the Rayon Plant in Ohio. (Photo by Jonny Joo/Barcroft Media)

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The vast auditorium of Larimer Elementary school in Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jonny Joo/Barcroft Media)

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A general view of the subsequently demolished Geneva Victorian home in Ohio. Its owners are said to have been the richest in the area. (Photo by Jonny Joo/Barcroft Media)

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The very tall dome ceiling rises over the debris in the middle of Our Lady of Hope church. (Photo by Jonny Joo/Barcroft Media)

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An inside view of the Newburgh Masonic Temple in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jonny Joo/Barcroft Media)

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The remains of this house’s former occupant, said to be navy man, lie scattered on the floor, Ohio. (Photo by Jonny Joo/Barcroft Media)

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Smashed pews inside the Tried Stone Baptist church of Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jonny Joo/Barcroft Media)

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A deserted room in Detroit Hope Hospital, trashed vandals and plundered by thieves, Michigan. (Photo by Jonny Joo/Barcroft Media)

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Trees grow amongst the tracks of the ruined Big Dipper roller coaster at Geauga Lake Amusement park in Ohio. (Photo by Jonny Joo/Barcroft Media)

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Detritus litters the interior of an old Victorian home in the country hills of Geneva, Ohio. (Photo by Jonny Joo/Barcroft Media)

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A favourite of the photographer, folliage lines the floor of the “green room”, in the industrial Rayon Corp of Painesville, Ohio. (Photo by Jonny Joo/Barcroft Media)

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An abandoned and derelecit country home in Ohio. (Photo by Jonny Joo/Barcroft Media)

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A photo showcasing architecture within St. Joseph Byzantine of Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jonny Joo/Barcroft Media)

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A general view of the abandoned Richman Bros. of Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jonny Joo/Barcroft Media)

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The damaged kitchen inside the country home known as the “Safety Brick”, Ohio. (Photo by Jonny Joo/Barcroft Media)

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An inside view of the community room of the abandoned Brownsville General Hospital in Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jonny Joo/Barcroft Media)

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A row of generators inside the abandoned Rayon Plant of Painesville, Ohio. (Photo by Jonny Joo/Barcroft Media)

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A damaged bedroom at the Days Inn, situated in the abandoned Randall Park in Ohio. The hotel is said to have been abandoned since the early 1990’s. (Photo by Jonny Joo/Barcroft Media)

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A glass-walled corridor at Cleveland’s abandoned aquarium in Ohio. (Photo by Jonny Joo/Barcroft Media)

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A glass-walled corridor at Cleveland’s abandoned aquarium in Ohio. (Photo by Jonny Joo/Barcroft Media)

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