Capture Magazine Features White Bay Power Station | Lost Collective
Capture Magazine was the first publication that ever contacted me for an interview. Not long after posting the first White Bay Power Station Gallery, Marc Gafen got in touch to discuss how the shoot all came about and how it felt to be inside such a coveted building.
This is really the very beginning of where Lost Collective came to the fore. Before this feature in Capture Magazine, it was really just a hobby that I never really thought would go anywhere. After being granted such rare access to a building as amazing as White Bay Power Station, I knew I needed to create something to showcase my pictures, and from there Lost Collective was born.
When this gallery initially went live the whole project revolved around a facebook page. Clearly, it’s come a long way since then.
Below is an excerpt from the article in Capture Magazine.
Brett Patman may well be the luckiest person in Sydney. No, he didn’t win the lottery, although some photographers might think that he had. Patman is one of a very select few who have been allowed access to Sydney’s White Bay Power Station, having wondered what it looks like for as long as he could remember.
The site had been was in operation from 1917 until 1983, and ever since then, it’s been entirely off-limits, notwithstanding the once in a Blue Moon “open days”, where visitors were able to peer into some of the buildings through Perspex windows. The site has been earmarked for a $2 billion transformation, so the historical value and importance of this series is certain to increase dramatically.
To the full feature in Capture, click here.
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