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    Sydney Morning Herald Picture Feature | Lost Collective

    • 2 min read

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    I didn't actually know of this article in Sydney Morning Herald . I mean, I know about the feature from my earlier blog post obviously, but maybe it was just one I missed.

    There may be a slightly distorted truth in this article about how I've "been quietly letting himself into deserted buildings and institutions".

    Chaplins Office

    The truth is far more complicated than that and is up for interpretation depending on who you ask.

    It's always going to be that way. So in asking me how I do get in, well, that I'll leave it up to you to ponder.

    Regardless, to feature in SMH again was very humbling, and I'm very thankful for the support I've received from Fairfax over the past year.

    Weigher Floor

    There's lots on the radar for this coming year! Not the least all this Japanese content I built up over the next month following from this article. On top of this I keep searching for opportunities to shoot and document new and exciting buildings.

    I'm playing with the idea of gradually relaxing the focus Lost Collective so that it isn't so heavily reliant on urban exploration.

    I'd like to start including more of the photos I take that aren't as reliant on HDR and post processing.

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    I love getting out and catching some landscape and moving water photography with some nice and slow ND Filters like the Lee Little and Big Stoppers and my B+W Circular Polirizing Filter . I love playing around with these, especially in mountain streams and sea scapes.

    I feel like it has a place here in Lost Collective too. Just where? bombo-trip-2016_2016_august-78

    Brett Patman's photographs of abandoned building interiors evoke a strong sensory response – one can almost hear the paint flakes crackling underfoot and breathe the stale air.

    Over the past five years he's been quietly letting himself into deserted buildings and institutions and photographing their dark, haunting interiors, heavy with the echoes of activity but bereft of life.

    It was working as a mechanical technician in places like factories, power stations and foundries that piqued Patman's interest in documenting the architecture of decay. He began exploring beyond the barricades of tumbledown structures and time and time again discovered narratives of past eras. So began Patman's one-man photography project, the Lost Collective.


    Turbine Hall Basement Looking Towards B Station

    To see the original article, click here.

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