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    Smith Journal Feature - Abandoned Australia | Lost Collective

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    Smith Journal reached out to have a chat to me about Lost Collective and the White Bay Power Station gallery in particular.

    reactor room of white bay power station - smith journal - lost collective

    This was the first in a series of rolling features that really helped make an impact and propel Lost Collective into one of the best known online catalogues of abandoned places.

    It was really from this article in Smith Journal, that all the media requests began to roll in and I guess the rest after that is history.

    a workshop in white bay power station - lost collective

    I really love Smith Journal. I'm a regular reader myself and I've found some other amazing Urbex artists through reading such as Soviet Innerness and Danila Tkachenko .

    In the end, it turned out to be a nice little article, a short and sweet interview written covertly at my work desk under the watchful eye of my hovering boss, for the job that I no longer work for.

    the transformer yard corridor of white bay power station - smith journal - lost collective

    Maybe the fact that I did all my interviews this way (well I went outside for the phone interviews) contributed to the reason that I don't work there anymore.

    Who knows? Who cares? It was a shit job anyway.

    The last remaining turbine in white bay power station - smith journal - lost collective

    You don’t have to travel to the former USSR or Detroit to get your abandoned porn fix: as Brett Patman’s photos show, there’s plenty of it right here in Australia if you know where to look.

    Brett spends his spare time shimmying into the nation’s once-bustling buildings for his Lost Collective project, which he uses as a way to capture what he calls our "lost history" before it fades away for good. His photos, like the above image taken from inside Sydney’s White Bay Power Station, are equal parts creepy and beautiful, and remind us that the structures we create continue to exist, long after we've left them.

    Check out the Smith Journal article here .

    Boiler Waste Bins in white bay power station - smith journal - lost collective

    Smith Journal , is a quarterly, Australia-based publication that takes unexpected, interesting, funny and sometimes complicated stories and tells them the way you would to a bunch of friends at the pub.