• In the press

    Check out what may be some of the last pics of Pyrmont’s historic Terminus Hotel. The ivy-covered local landmark on Harris St has just been sold.

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  • Abandoned power station

    Taken at my first White Bay shoot, this is probably my favourite photo of the 1,000 odd Lost Collective pics.

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  • Old shoe factory

    Not far from Melbourne CBD I stumbled across an abandoned shoe factory. The red highlights remind me of the unrelenting summer day I took this photo.

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  • Sundell Holden

    This site differs a little from some of my recent works being that isn’t very historically significant or important. The architecture is still common in many buildings today and this kind of business still exists all over Australia.

  • ATL Building

    This site was originally the home of Automatic Totalisers Limited.
    The company produced calculation machines used for ticket printing and issuing and printing, sales recording in department stores and in racecourse totaliser practice.

  • Bathurst Gasworks

    The site was originally built to compete with a privately owned gasworks after complaints due to quality of the gas being supplied and the cost.

  • Wangi Power Station

    The power station was brought into operation on the 7th of November 1958 after ten years of construction.

  • Blayney Abattoir

    I’ve pieced together what I can through research and from what I can see in the images but the reality is… I know nothing about how an abattoir works.

  • White Bay Power Station

    Take a look around Sydney’s longest serving power station.

  • Kandos Cement

    There’s a long and proud history associated with this site.
    The town of Kandos itself came into being to support the cement works which was established in 1914.

  • Callan Park

    Construction began in 1878. The main Kirkbride complex was originally built as to cope with the overflow from Gladesville hospital.

  • Balmain Leagues Club

    The site was originally built in 1957 and closed it’s doors in 2010. It’s amazing to see the state that it has become in only 5 years.

  • Macquarie Boys Technology High

    The school was established on this site in 1957. The school was eventually shut down in 2009 due to declining enrolments amongst other issues.

  • West Ryde Pumping Station

    The pumping station itself is still in operation and plays a vital role in suppling potable water to the northern suburbs of Sydney.

  • Geelong Power Station

    This power station was opened in 1954 and for a time was the largest power station in Victoria. Originally fired by brown coal, it was eventually fuelled with briquettes transported from the Latrobe Valley.

  • Terminus Hotel

    Originally known as the Coopers Arms Inn, the building was partially constructed circa 1865. In 1911 the main bar was built when ownership was transferred to Tooth & Co. It was at this time the establishment was renamed as Terminus Hotel

  • BlueScope Port Kembla

    The images here were captured from the BOS (Basic Oxygen Steelmaking) and Slab Casting plants, which make up part of the steel making process within the BlueScope Steelworks Port Kembla operation.

  • Streetscapes of Yubari

    A driveway dividing two abandoned blocks of public housing. Fukinoto grows prolifically in the strip beside the driveway.

  • O-I Glass

    Maybe where all the stock to be shipped was stacked, waiting to be loaded onto the truck. As you can see the site was in mid demolition.

  • Box Hill Brickworks

    A stair way leading up to the upper levels of the brick works. I remember this was a really hot day. This makes me feel hot just looking at it.

  • Shoe Factory

    An old filing cabinet.

  • Bradmill Denim

    An old coal conveyor used to feed to the boiler furnace.

  • Seika Dormitory

    A chair and desk in one of the dormitory bedrooms. You can see the stains that have ran down the walls as a result of the fire.

  • Mittagong Maltings

    I definitely picked the right time of year to take this shot. The sky isn’t overly impressive but I think the trees are.

  • Main Conveyor

    One of the main conveyors of the processing plant.

  • MV Cape Don

    The ships kitchen which also served as a bakery. On the left of the frame is the steamer, oven, hot plates and deep fryers. The rear of the kitchen is the bakery. The prep/serving bench is in the middle of the kitchen. The right side of the frame is the leads to the sailors serving pantry and then crews mess.



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