This article in Domain was the digital version of my feature in Sydney Morning Herald, and the beginning of a wave of media exposure during the infancy of Lost Collective that really helped to propel the project to where it is today.
I'm really grateful for this opportunity from Domain and SMH, it really opened up some doors and I even met some amazing people as a result of this article.
It's somewhat difficult to get used to seeing your own words splashed all over a major media outlet. Somehow it never seems to come out the way I intend but maybe that's down to my own pickiness. Either way I'm still very happy for the feature and thankful for the awareness it brought to Lost Collective.
This article ended up on the desks of many people I know, Including people who I worked with for my day job at the time. I guess this was a turning point in that career where the writing was on the wall that I was close to making up my mind which direction the rest of my career was going to head.
Below is an excerpt from the article and a link to the online version so you can read it in full.
Once, Australia's abandoned buildings played a huge role in people's lives, as factories, power stations, hospitals, abattoirs, brickworks. Now they're deserted – waiting for a new life or simply forgotten. But to one photographer, they're still beautiful.
Driving around in his work as a service technician, Brett Patman became captivated by the sight of so many abandoned buildings around Sydney and Melbourne.
Once, they played a huge role in people’s lives, as factories, power stations, hospitals, abattoirs, brickworks … every kind of working and living environment. But now they’ve been deserted, left to be reclaimed by nature or waiting patiently for a fresh lease of life, and yet somehow quite beautiful in their desolation.
To see the the article on Domain, click here