Last wednesday I ventured out to Maynooth in Co. Kildare with photographer Tibor Bernscherer for a shoot in an abandoned mansion. I was met by massive windows, flowery wallpapers, mouldy corners and extravagant ceilings. It was quite unsettling walking around the huge hotel that had been left alone for so many years. Empty houses are very sad to me. Something that was once loved and full of life gets left to its own faith, slowly falling apart.