The project's key focus is documenting the essential roles that people and places played in shaping the communities who collectively make up the identity of our societies, engaging everyday people through evocative imagery to reconnect with past lives and even former friends.
It encourages people to share stories that would otherwise be forgotten as societies progress and generations age.
Every location has a story of its past, its present state and in some cases, a plan for the future, from rural country towns to vibrant inner-city suburbs, derelict power stations and heavy industry to the tiny farmstead. All these buildings had significance in one way or another. Finding this from the words of the people who made so is what Lost Collective is all about.
Societies change, and abandoned buildings come and go, but it's important to remember and record our heritage amongst the ever-increasing rush to replace the old with the new. We only get one chance to do this.
ABC - Australias' Ruin Porn'
Commercial Real Estate - The photographer who turns Australia's abandoned buildings into art
Collective Hub - Left For Ruins
Broadsheet - Why I Take Photos in Abandoned Buildings
Broadsheet - Finding Beauty in the Seedy and Mundane
Suitcase - Transient Lives: Hotel Motel 101
Broad - Brett Patman - Hotel Motel 101
Newcastle Herald - Pictures capture sleeping giant
Capture - Terminus Hotel
The Ethics Centre - Are artists given undeserved liberties?
Capture - White Bay Power Station
National Trust NSW - 2016 NSW Heritage Awards - Highly Commended
aMBUSH - Sign of the Times