Paul Brake's photographs capture abandoned New York in a hypnotizing style

An abandoned building at Seaview Hospital, Staten Island. The hospital was built in 1905 and closed in the 1970s, but some of the buildings are back in use. One section contained homes for the crazy

It's New York, since you've probably never seen it before, with a more spooky, more mysterious and more ethereal look than ever.

See the incredible photographs of Paul Brake, who has an eye to capture the forgotten and less glamorous sides of the city in a hypnotic style.

His Instagram page is full of images of abandoned hospitals, crumbling fortresses and tourist attractions with a stylistic twist.

An abandoned building at Seaview Hospital, Staten Island. The hospital was built in 1905 and closed in the 1970s, but some of the buildings are back in use. One section contained homes for the crazy

An abandoned building at Seaview Hospital, Staten Island. The hospital was built in 1905 and closed in the 1970s, but some of the buildings are back in use. One section contained homes for the crazy

This is what's left of the way to Seaview Hospital on Staten Island. He began his life as a sanatorium for tuberculosis

This is what's left of the way to Seaview Hospital on Staten Island. He began his life as a sanatorium for tuberculosis

This is what's left of the way to Seaview Hospital on Staten Island. He began his life as a sanatorium for tuberculosis

This is a spooky and spooky building in the abandoned Farms Colony on Staten Island. Built in 1898, it began as a community vegetable growing project but was abandoned in 1975. In the 1970s, local children disappeared here and appeared in shallow tombs in the colony, and it is said that past residents frequent the land

This is a spooky and spooky building in the abandoned Farms Colony on Staten Island. Built in 1898, it began as a community vegetable growing project but was abandoned in 1975. In the 1970s, local children disappeared here and appeared in shallow tombs in the colony, and it is said that past residents frequent the land

This is a spooky and spooky building in the abandoned Farms Colony on Staten Island. Built in 1898, it began as a community vegetable growing project but was abandoned in 1975. In the 1970s, local children disappeared here and appeared in shallow tombs in the colony, and it is said that past residents frequent the land

The land on which Fort Wadsworth is located (pictured) has been used for military purposes since the 17th century. A Dutch fort was erected here in 1636. In the mid-1800s a Richmond fort was erected, which became Fort Wadsworth in 1865. It was closed in 1994.

The land on which Fort Wadsworth is located (pictured) has been used for military purposes since the 17th century. A Dutch fort was erected here in 1636. In the mid-1800s a Richmond fort was erected, which became Fort Wadsworth in 1865. It was closed in 1994.

The land on which Fort Wadsworth is located (pictured) has been used for military purposes since the 17th century. A Dutch fort was erected here in 1636. In the mid-1800s a Richmond fort was erected, which became Fort Wadsworth in 1865. It was closed in 1994.

Some of the locations that the 48-year-old elder visited must have been a bit frightening for him, like the "Farm Colony" & # 39; abandoned from Staten Island, where local children would disappear in the 1970s and appear in shallow graves.

Then there is the Seaview hospital on the island.

It was built in 1905 and contained homes for the insane.

Paul has captured him in all his spooky glory.

A striking shot of Fort Wadsworth, with the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge flying overhead

A striking shot of Fort Wadsworth, with the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge flying overhead

A striking shot of Fort Wadsworth, with the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge flying overhead

A view of the Statue of Liberty from an isolation room at Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital, which is not open to the general public

A view of the Statue of Liberty from an isolation room at Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital, which is not open to the general public

A view of the Statue of Liberty from an isolation room at Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital, which is not open to the general public

One of the spooky runners at the Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital. Paul said: "Some of the most exciting pictures for me are finding hidden corners, less traveled places and neglected / abandoned architecture."

One of the spooky runners at the Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital. Paul said: "Some of the most exciting pictures for me are finding hidden corners, less traveled places and neglected / abandoned architecture."

One of the spooky runners at the Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital. Paul said: "Some of the most exciting pictures for me are finding hidden corners, less traveled places and neglected / abandoned architecture."

Did you think that Paul's photos of Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital could not be more scary?

Did you think that Paul's photos of Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital could not be more scary?

Did you think that Paul's photos of Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital could not be more scary?

This fascinating shot is of Prince & # 39; s Bay Beach, which is often mistakenly called Princess Bay or Prince Bay

This fascinating shot is of Prince & # 39; s Bay Beach, which is often mistakenly called Princess Bay or Prince Bay

This fascinating shot is of Prince & # 39; s Bay Beach, which is often mistakenly called Princess Bay or Prince Bay

Paul said: "There is so much to photograph that I could not imagine not taking the opportunity to capture all the places of interest, the people of New York and the strange and wonderful situations that occur almost daily." This photo is of Prince's Beach

Paul said: "There is so much to photograph that I could not imagine not taking the opportunity to capture all the places of interest, the people of New York and the strange and wonderful situations that occur almost daily." This photo is of Prince's Beach

Paul said: "There is so much to photograph that I could not imagine not taking the opportunity to capture all the places of interest, the people of New York and the strange and wonderful situations that occur almost daily." This photo is of Prince's Beach

The Manhattan skyline lurks on the horizon in this beautiful grumpy shot taken at the Battery Weed fort in Staten Island

The Manhattan skyline lurks on the horizon in this beautiful grumpy shot taken at the Battery Weed fort in Staten Island

The Manhattan skyline lurks on the horizon in this beautiful grumpy shot taken at the Battery Weed fort in Staten Island

The photographer, who grew up in Bournemouth, England, but moved to New York in 1996, also turned the cliché of the Statue of Liberty around.

He filmed her through the window of the abandoned Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital, where she also photographed spooky runners and discarded dolls.

The Staten Island resident told MailOnline Travel: "I definitely prefer urban environments because there is always so much to photograph.

This is part of Historic Richmond Town, a museum on Staten Island that holds some of the most famous and famous historical items in the history of the United States ... more than 130,000 artifacts, photographs and archival collections dating back to the 17th century.

This is part of Historic Richmond Town, a museum on Staten Island that holds some of the most famous and famous historical items in the history of the United States ... more than 130,000 artifacts, photographs and archival collections dating back to the 17th century.

This is part of Historic Richmond Town, a museum on Staten Island that holds some of the most famous and famous historical items in the history of the United States … more than 130,000 artifacts, photographs and archival collections dating back to the 17th century.

New York is famous for its fire escapes and here Paul has captured a set of them with style

New York is famous for its fire escapes and here Paul has captured a set of them with style

New York is famous for its fire escapes and here Paul has captured a set of them with style

This is the Old Cathedral of the Basilica of St. Patrick, in the neighborhood of Nolita, which Paul says offers visits to its catacombs

This is the Old Cathedral of the Basilica of St. Patrick, in the neighborhood of Nolita, which Paul says offers visits to its catacombs

This is the Old Cathedral of the Basilica of St. Patrick, in the neighborhood of Nolita, which Paul says offers visits to its catacombs

Paul said of this image that it is "an intimate perspective of the catacombs" in the Old Cathedral of St. Patrick's Basilica

Paul said of this image that it is "an intimate perspective of the catacombs" in the Old Cathedral of St. Patrick's Basilica

Paul said of this image that it is "an intimate perspective of the catacombs" in the Old Cathedral of St. Patrick's Basilica

A misty shot of Bethesda Terrace and Fountain in Central Park New York. Instagram user & # 39; anotherguywithacamera & # 39; He commented: & # 39; Good turn in the place known. Very moody! & # 39;

A misty shot of Bethesda Terrace and Fountain in Central Park New York. Instagram user & # 39; anotherguywithacamera & # 39; He commented: & # 39; Good turn in the place known. Very moody! & # 39;

A misty shot of Bethesda Terrace and Fountain in Central Park New York. Instagram user & # 39; anotherguywithacamera & # 39; He commented: & # 39; Good turn in the place known. Very moody! & # 39;

This mysterious image of Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn almost looks like a scene from a fantasy movie

This mysterious image of Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn almost looks like a scene from a fantasy movie

This mysterious image of Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn almost looks like a scene from a fantasy movie

"Street photography and the capture of the human condition is always a passion of mine that I try to do every time I venture out of the house.

"Some of the most exciting photographs for me are finding hidden corners, less traveled places and neglected architecture, since you never know what you're going to find, and it's always unique."

And he recognizes that New York is the gift he continues to give for him.

He added: & # 39; Like most people, I was surprised [when I moved to New York] in all the places we usually see in movies and television.

"There is so much to photograph that I could not imagine not taking the opportunity to capture all the places of interest, the people of New York and the rare and wonderful situations that are almost daily.

"I can honestly say that after 22 years here, I still find new things to photograph."

  • His wife, Gina, who is from Brooklyn, is also a very good photographer and her work can be found here.
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