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    Creators - Photographer Captures Nature Reclaiming | Lost Collective

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    Creators reached out for an interview in February, so we had a chat about all things Lost Collective.

    the beef kill floor of an abandoned abattour - creators - lost collective

    This feature for Creators was right at the start of Lost Collective when the project was just three months old and receiving local and international recognition. I think I had three major features in this week alone!

    It was a very exciting thing to see the pictures being so well received and connecting with so many people on a personal level. Especially people who are connected to the places I shoot in one way or another, be that former workers, residents, visitors, patrons etc.

    an unwound fire hose reel - creators - lost collective

    It's nothing short of amazing to see people recounting stories of real life history from their experiences in the very rooms that appear in the photographs displayed.

    I touched on some of the work I've done recently, as well as what I have in the pipeline, including a trip to Japan where there is certainly no shortage of abandoned buildings.

    vines creeping in through a slightly ajar window - creators - lost collective

    As I mention in this Creators article the creme de la creme of abandoned Japanese buildings would easily be Gunkanjima, otherwise known as Hashima or Battleship Island. A long deserted coal mining facility off the coast of Nagasaki which was once the most densely populated place on earth

    The island is a sprawling urbex wonderland, left untouched for decades. You can see more about Gunkanjima here .

    a cavernous dark shed - creators - lost collective

    Mould creeps down from the ceiling of the decaying control room of the White Bay Power Station in New South Wales, yet a bright white light streams through the window.

    The scene is bleak and haunting for photographer Brett Patman, whose new project aims to capture historical abandoned buildings before they’re gone.

    His Lost Collective project focuses on nature’s reclamation of abandoned spaces like old hospitals, power stations, gasworks, and slaughterhouses.

    To read the article, click here.

    a dirty sink in white bay power station full of rainwater - creators - lost collective

    Creators is VICE's arts and culture vertical, covering every aspect of modern creativity.