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    RADIO NEW ZEALAND INTERVIEW WITH KATHRYN RYAN | LOST COLLECTIVE

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    RADIO NEW ZEALAND INTERVIEW WITH KATHRYN RYAN | LOST COLLECTIVE

    I haven’t been able to bring myself to listen to this interview I did with Radio New Zealand Nine to Noon .

    I probably should, seeing it’s the most in-depth interview I’ve done, but I hate listening to my own voice.

    This was recorded while I was still working full time in between weekend urbex adventures. It was in between a job, and we had to find a quiet public space to have the phone interview.

    We parked at the end of an industrial area, and I walked across a couple of parks to get to a football field where I waited for the call to come through from New Zealand.

    I was actually starting to get a little bit nervous so I started walking laps while waiting to do the interview. When it was time to record, I hadn’t stopped walking laps!

    Kathryn obviously picked up on something and during the interview and asked if I was moving around. My cover was blown! Can you tell in the audio that I’m walking?

    In the end, it was a good chat, we got into urban exploration, histories, communities and photography of course, and I’m very thankful to Radio New Zealand for taking an interest in my work.

    You can listen to the full interview here 

    Photographers venture passed the ‘no trespass’ signs to enter the sites of industrial buildings that have ceased to operate.

    Empty power stations that are monuments to hard manual labour, time capsules of urban decay, abandoned buildings, forgotten factories, where although the workers have long since exited the building, the structures themselves have a new life and leave a legacy.

    Australian Brett Patman launched his Lost Collective website last year. It features stunning pictures of predominantly Sydney buildings, no longer in use. These are buildings that were once bustling but are now left to rust away.

    Broadcasting 24 hours a day, Radio New Zealand Nine to Noon  reaches almost every New Zealander. Its programme mix includes news and current affairs, documentaries and features, drama and music. At least 33% of the music it broadcasts is New Zealand in origin.