• Japanese Ghost Town

    Take a stroll through a centuries old mining community that once was. Nestled in the foothils of the Chichibu Yama Kai National Park of Saitama, Japan.

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  • Lost Landscapes

    Stunning landscape images captured from a variety of breathtaking locations are now available through the Lost Collective Shop

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Over 25 galleries currently make up the Lost Collective with the first photos taken back in 2011. You'll find my favourite albums below - scroll across to check them out. Or jump to the gallery home page for a complete chronological listing.

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  • Balmain Leagues Club

    Balmain Leagues Club was originally built in 1957 and operated until closed it closed its doors in 2010. Sorry if you’re a Tigers supporter. It gets worse.

  • Streetscapes of Yubari

    Yubari, once a coal mining powerhouse, now a shell of its former. Explore the abandoned residents and shopfronts that make up the Streetscapes of Yubari.

  • Bathurst Gasworks

    Bathurst Gasworks was built to compete with a privately owned gasworks following complaints relating to the cost and quality of the gas being produced.

  • Wangi Power Station

    Wangi Power Station came into operation in 1958, after ten years of construction. The site played a major role in the history of NSW power generation.

  • Kandos Cement

    With a long and proud history associated with the site, the town of Kandos itself came into being as a means to support the Kandos Cement Works since 1914.

  • Shimizusawa Thermal Power Plant

    Shimizusawa Thermal Power Plant was built in 1926 and served as a power supply to the many surrounding coal mines in Shimizusawa and Yubari.

  • Abandoned Shoe Factory

    Check out photos from the Abandoned Shoe Factory gallery, an abandoned manufacturing plant located in Northcote, Melbourne.

  • Blayney Abattoir

    Blayney Abattoir began operation in 1957 but before that, the site existed as a freezing facility since at least 1900.

  • O-I Glass

    The O-I Glass site was built around 1880, and part of the plant is still in operation today. The closures plant was entirely demolished years ago.

  • Callan Park

    Callan Park Hospital for the Insane was built in 1878 to cope with the overflow from Gladesville hospital. Today most of the site sits idle and abandoned.

  • Terminus Hotel

    Check out some of the last pre-restoration photos of Pyrmont’s historic Terminus Hotel. The once ivy-covered landmark is located on Harris St.

  • Queen Victoria Sanitorium

    Built around 1890 in Wentworth Falls on the Kings Tableland, Queen Victoria Sanitorium operated as a nursing home until its closure in 1999.

  • Home

    A home grows with us and over time to become a reflection of who we are. It tells the story of our journey, and what we’ve experienced along the way.

  • Family School Fureai

    Family School Fureai opened its doors in 1975 with the purpose of consolidating three other local schools. Today it sits abandoned and derelict.

  • Ashio Copper Mine

    Ashio Copper Mine was Japan’s largest copper producer during the late 1800’s, making up 26% of total copper production and 9.5% of Japanese export earnings.

  • Kinugawa Kan

    Kinugawa Kan was once a popular getaway until a boom in construction of concrete hotels transformed from a natural beauty into a concrete-lined eyesore.

  • Hornsby Quarry

    Hornsby Quarry was operated privately from the early 1900s until 2002 when it became unprofitable and Hornsby Shire Council took over ownership.

  • Seika Dormitory

    Seika Dormitory was constructed in the middle of Tokyo in 1927 to house predominantly Taiwanese students studying at the nearby Takushoku University.

  • BlueScope Port Kembla

    Take a look inside the BOS and Slab Casting plants, part of the BlueScope Port Kembla Steelworks operation and some of the heaviest industry in Australia.

  • West Ryde Pumping Station

    West Ryde Pumping Station is the largest in the southern hemisphere and plays a vital role in supplying potable water to the northern suburbs of Sydney.

  • White Bay Power Station

    White Bay Power Station was built in three distinct phases of construction. The power station was operational from 1917 until it was decommissioned in 1984.

  • Macquarie Boys Technology High

    Macquarie Boys Technology High was established in 1957 after moving from its previous location in Parramatta. The school was closed permanently in 2009.

  • ATL Building

    The ATL Building with its Art Deco facade was built in 1947. The building was demolished in 2016 and will be soon be replaced by apartments.

  • Eveleigh Paint Shop

    The carriages within the Eveleigh Paint Shop originate from various periods of Sydney’s railway history, some dating back over a century.

  • Box Hill Brickworks

    The Box Hill Brickworks was established the in 1884 and continued production until 1892 when it was closed as a result of the depression.

  • Western Village

    Western Village began in the early 1970’s, growing from what was once known as ‘Kinugawa Ranch’, a small family owned camp near Nikko in Tochigi Prefecture.

  • MV Cape Don

    The MV Cape Don was built in 1962 at the state Dockyard in Newcastle for the Commonwealth Lighthouse service. Most of her heavy machinery was British built.

  • Abandoned Bakery

    I’m really struggling to find much information on this Abandoned Bakery. It was built around 1950 and at one point, it was owned by State Rail.

  • Geelong Power Station

    Geelong B Power Station was opened in 1954 and for a time was the largest power station in Victoria. The facility was closed permanently in 1970.

  • Sundell Holden

    Sundell Holden differs a little from some of my other works, that isn’t very historically significant or important. It makes for interesting photos though.

  • Operating Table

    Take a look inside the ghostly shell of the now abandoned Kuwashima Hospital. A former orthopaedic surgery in Yubari, Japan now sitting in ruins.

  • Bradmill Denim

    Bradmill Denim was the first abandoned building I had ever (allegedly) entered to take photos, not long after I first bought my camera.

  • Peters' Ice Cream Factory

    Located in Taree, the Peters’ Ice Cream Factory was an important part of the local dairy industry since 1939 until its closure in the 1990’s.

  • Mittagong Maltings

    Mittagong Maltings was constructed between 1898 and 1916, consisting of three malthouses. A fire in 1969 broke out and the maltings were unable to recover.


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