French industry magazine L'usine Nouvelle reached out recently to feature this article on Lost Collective. I have to admit that I'm not entirely sure what the article says, but I think they like my pictures.
It was incredibly humbling to know that somehow, my work has managed to travel all the way to the other side of the globe and has been able to pick up the interest of a french publisher.
How this feature even came about is somewhat of a mystery to me. I never discovered how L'usine Nouvelle found out about me, but the reaction was great and people certainly took interest, so I'm very thankful for that.
This was in the midst of a bit of a media flurry in early 2016 when many publishers had taken an interest in Lost Collective and really contributed to building the profile of the project to what it is today.
Unfortunately, I don't really have a lot to offer on the article itself given the fact it revolves around what you already see in Lost Collective. It's more of a feature targeted at the French industrial audience of L'usine Nouvelle.
Through his project "Lost Collective", the artist photographer Brett Patman revives Australian abandoned places: hospitals, gas factories or power plants.
Below is a Google translation of the actual article itself. Apologies if there are some errors in the conversion, but not being able to speak French myself makes accuracy, in this case, difficult.
The project highlights how nature reclaims once the people leave.
After only three months, its site already hosts several hundred pictures of twenty manufacturing sites around Sydney and its region New South Wales on the east coast of the country.
To read more, click here.