Heads up Sydney! We are returning to The Finders Keepers Sydney Spring/Summer 2018 Market. We had such a great time at our first-ever market stall here earlier in the year, so we are very excited to be coming back.
We’ve been busy over the last few weeks, updating our stall and getting things organised. We have printed hundreds of exclusive Lost Collective images that you can flick through in our fancy new timber crate. Come and check out the gallery on one of the three days we’ll be exhibiting!
On top of this, we will have a range of glass and framed prints on display. We’ll also be taking custom orders, so if you can’t find your favourite image you can order it in-person.
Make sure to RSVP on Facebook for news in the lead-up to the event. While you’re there, follow us on Facebook and Instagram for behind the scenes updates.
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If you haven’t been to Barangaroo before, fear not! The handy map below will help you find your way. If you are catching public transport, the entrance to the market is roughly a seven minute walk from Wynyard Station . Otherwise if you have your own transport, metered parking is available on the street or in the Barangaroo Reserve Parking Station at Towns Place.
Finders Keepers Sydney Spring Summer 2018
Friday 30th November 12pm – 9pm
Saturday 1st December 10am -7pm
Sunday 2nd December 10am – 5pm
The Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserve
Barangaroo NSW 2000
Tickets are $5 and are available at the door.
Valid all weekend! Children under 12 are FREE.
We are excited to announce that we’re heading to Handmade Canberra for our first interstate market this month. Handmade Canberra is a huge market in Exhibition Park.
From October 20 – 21, we will join more than 260 other stall holders to showcase our latest prints from White Bay Power Station , Tin City and Eveleigh Paint Shop .
We can’t wait to be a part of this market and to meet some of our Canberran followers. It’s going to be a lot of fun.
Handmade Canberra is also giving away 10x $100 gift vouchers at the event, to celebrate its 10th birthday. To be in the running, spend a minimum of $20 at any stall (ours, obviously!) and you will be given an entry ticket. Good luck!
Check the map below for the location of the Handmade Canberra Market.
We are super excited to announce that we will be part of The Makers & Shakers Market 9am-3pm, Saturday 6 October at the Marrickville Town Hall .
How great is this amazing flyer for the event? Illustrated by the very talented Pip Kruger .
The Makers & Shakers Market is an indoor event that focuses on beautiful handmade homewares, delicious gourmet foods and stunning lifestyle products.
Come an check out a huge range of prints available to order as unframed, framed or glass prints, starting from only $50.
RSVP via the Facebook Event for news in the lead-up to the event, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for behind the scenes updates.
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Check the handy map below for the location of Marrickville Town Hall. There is also a bus stop directly in front of the venue. You can get there by catching the 418 , 425 or 426 .
The Makers And Shakers Market is a fiercely independent event powered by the goals and values of the handmade movement, striving to play a little part in creating the shift from the consumption of mass-produced products, to the mass-consumption of locally and authentically produced product.
We will be part of the upcoming Glebe Artisans Market – Spring market, taking place on the 15th of September from 10 AM to 3 PM in Dr H J Foley Rest Park on the corner of Glebe Point Road and Bridge Road, Glebe.
We will be exhibiting some new pieces, including this spanking new 1200 X 800mm glass print , the first edition of a limited run of 10 only to be ever made.
Additionally, we will have some framed and unframed prints available for purchase on the day, as well as taking orders for any of your favourite photographs in the Lost Collective Shop, with free shipping for any orders placed on the day of the market.
Getting to the market is easy. Take the 431 (Glebe Point) from Martin Place, 433 (Balmain) from Railway Square, and 370 (Leichhardt) from Newtown. Each of these routes stops directly outside the markets. Alternatively, the Glebe Light Rail stop is approximately 10 minutes walk to the markets.
Make sure to sign up to our email newsletter and RSVP via the Facebook Event Invite to keep updated of developments, and follow us on Instagram for behind the scenes updates.Facebook and Instagram accounts closer to the date, but you can also keep updated always by joining our newsletter at the bottom of the page. RSVP to the Facebook event here .
The Glebe Artisans Market The Glebe Artisans Market grew out of a couple of informal craft markets attached to the Glebe Art Show. It was recognised that there was a real need for opportunities for local artisans to showcase their goods to the community.
Next month we will be making the trek north to take part in The Olive Tree Market. . Held in the grounds of Civic Park, Newcastle on June 7, with over 130 makers, designers, gourmet artisan producers and purveyors of street food there’s plenty to do, see, and eat.
You’ll have the the opportunity to view some of the most popular Lost Collective images as they should be viewed. Big, bold and tack sharp. It really is the best and only way to see just how much detail these pictures contain up close. It’s a world of difference to a computer or phone screen that really needs to be seen in person to appreciate.
We have also made some changes to the Lost Collective Shop itself. We now offer sizes of A4 (300 x 200mm) and A3 (420 x 300mm) for framed, unframed and glass prints, starting at $50. These make great affordable and unique gift options. All prints are personally printed, signed and titled by Brett.
As with our past market appearances, we will have two crates full of our very best images on display to choose from, with prints being made to order. Free shipping is included for any prints purchased on the day of the market. Anyway, that’s enough for now, we will be putting out some updates through our Facebook and Instagram accounts closer to the date, but you can also keep updated always by joining our newsletter at the bottom of the page. RSVP to the Facebook event here .
The Olive Tree Market. is part of the renaissance currently taking place in Newcastle’s artisan community. Started in 2008, The Olive Tree Market is the Leading Contemporary Handmade Art & Design Market in Newcastle and the launching pad for over 150 creative minds!
I’ve been chipping away at this project on the Eveleigh Paint Shop a while now, so I’m very excited to finally be able to reveal what I’ve been up to.
For anyone who is familiar with Carriageworks , the Eveleigh Paint Shop is that familiar sawtoothed building opposite.
Lost Collective has been providing photographs to UrbanGrowth NSW for the Eveleigh Stories website, as part of the Central to Eveleigh urban transformation and transport program.
A couple of photos even made the cut for the UrbanGrowth NSW Reception area.
Beyond the walls of the Victorian era building is a team of dedicated volunteers who contribute their time to the restoration of some of NSW past rolling stock.
You might have noticed this building yourself when making your way into the city on the train. It can be seen on your left (city bound) just before arriving at Redfern Station.
Some of the trains such as the iconic “Red Rattler” hail from the recent past, others date back over a century. The team volunteering here at the Eveleigh Paint Shop painstakingly restore these amazing examples of railway history back to their former glory.
They also build incredibly detailed scale models of former NSW rail sites, such as the old Punchbowl Maintenance Depot pictured below. Look at the attention to detail!
Anyway, back to the real trains. Seeing the vast changes in the design of public transport over the years, particularly the interiors was quite an eye opener.
When you can get close enough to see those hand carved, hand-turned pieces of wood of the armrests, decorative carving in the chair frames and the wooden shutter blinds, it gives you an appreciation for the level of craftsmanship that’s long since been lost in the design of modern public transport.
The trains are some that live in the memories of my childhood, others which ceased operation many decades before I was even born. The centurion pictured above is 103 years old!
Pictured below is the workshop where the team overseeing the restorations tinker away, bringing the rail cars back to their former glory.
This shoot was created over two initial visits for photography, then about three more visits for research by talking to some of the restoration crew. More about this later.
I’ll be publishing a new Lost Collective gallery in the near future with lots more photos and a detailed essay on the historical importance of the Paint Shop.
In the meantime, you can head over to Eveleigh Stories to see the first instalment of the Eveleigh Paint Shop series.
Eveleigh Stories is building an archive from the rich history of the locality, and presenting that through this great online resource. You can even submit your own story if you have something of your own that you’d like to contribute.
ATP’s heritage volunteers, both conservation volunteers and volunteer tour guides, play an invaluable role in conserving, enhancing and communicating our heritage to interested members of the public, ATP tenants and visitors.
If you’d like to get involved, you can register your interest here .
I’d like to give special thanks to Dave Fox (above) and Geoff Moss (below – Pic: UrbanGrowth NSW), both of whom helped immensly by taking the time to teach me about the background of the train cars and carriages, as well as the site itself. This gallery wouldn’t have been possible without them.
Dave and Geoff are part Historic Electric Traction , a group chaired with managing the preservation of the Railway’s suburban and interurban carriage collection
I hope you’ve enjoyed this latest blog post. If you’d like to stay updated on what’s coming, including the upcoming gallery of this site, make sure you sign up to the Lost Collective newsletter at the bottom of this page.
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UrbanGrowth NSW leads the transformation of surplus or underutilised government-owned land to create vibrant and connected urban spaces, close to public transport.
As a state-owned corporation, they collaborate with government, industry and community to facilitate complex projects at different stages – from planning to place making, to deliver better outcomes for the city and its people.
Their work enables much needed new housing choices, community facilities, jobs in growing centres and facilitates a globally competitive and resilient state.
Here’s an exceptional example by Soviet Innerness, of how, just looking at the way you approach an idea, and changing your perspective can produce fresh and elegant results.
I love the way how Elena Amabili and Alessandro Calvaresi have shown with their beautiful project, Soviet Innerness , sometimes a unique idea can be right under your nose if you are willing to be adventurous enough in your thinking and rule nothing.
They’ve managed to create these beautiful images of simple close-ups that offer a full spectrum of entirely different structure but, when joined into a complete set, create this amazing display of unique and surprisingly colourful scenes from an abandoned environment.
When I’m photographing abandoned buildings, I tend to follow a formula of wide-angle compositions. It tends to rely heavily on the architectural and physical features of an entire scene.
Sometimes, especially when shooting large rooms or expansive spaces, and becomes easy to lose sight of the smaller details while in the hunt of just trying to capture everything once.
Just looking at their work makes me want to go and do close ups.
It reminds me of this artist I saw in Centre Pompidou when we visited Paris in 2008.
The moment I saw this artwork I loved it, I can’t quite put my finger on it, It’s something do do with the mix of paint and paper and the way one overlays the other.
I can somehow see the same thing in the artwork by the artist and the inadvertent artwork created by the former residents of these homes.
To see the original feature, click here .
“Soviet Innerness tells about the places where wallpaper is torn, and Pravda peeks out; where coats of the paint layer, dilapidate, and eerie flowers blossom; where time stands still and the unheimlich is comfortable.”
While exploring dilapidated buildings in Latvia for a photographic project, Elena Amabili and Alessandro Calvaresi found other quieter, more personal remnants of Soviet design.
Originally, the duo was attempting to take impressive wide shots of everything, but in the end, the little details on the walls were the unintentional, stand out feature – so the focus of the shoot changed accordingly.
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.
I came accross this article in Popular Mechanics, featuring these hauntingly beautiful images of Soviet-era buildings, infrastructure and vehicles by Russian photographer Danila Tkachenko . Part of his project “Restricted Areas”.
The images offer this sense of solitude, as though you’re there and can hear the howling, snow-filled wind.
I find the quality of the imagery and the environments they are captured in is amazing.
The pieces of infrastructure themselves are such powerful subjects, but the environment surrounding them, the sheer look of freezing and loneliness amongst the ice and snow.
This has Danila’s distinct style wrapped up beautifully.
I love how Danila uses the highlights of the snow, to camouflage the surrounding environment making the buildings and objects appear almost as if they float.
The simple fact that these items in the image are such poignant reminders of a forgotten past.
Unheard of technology that harks back to the collapse of the USSR.
There is radar arrays, observatoris, oil pumps (pictured), an unusual seaplane looking vehicle and even a submarine.
Wouldn’t it be an amazing adventure, trudging along, through the snow in search of something like this.
The journey itself would be worth it!
I think Danila is a very talented artist and I look forward to seeing more of his work. You can too, if check out his work here.
There are lots of good memories around the making of this feature. Not least the fact that the article in itself was written and published superbly by Collective Hub , but it was also an adventurous time in our lives.
I’d just decided to make the switch from my trade of 17 years to pursue Lost Collective full time, and we were on our way to Japan, intentionally what was planned as a holiday but somehow became hijacked and turned into a search of abandoned buildings.
Three weeks trekking into the unknown!
On our way to Japan, Collective Hub asked if I had any Japanese related content, for part of an upcoming segment in the next run of the magazine.
We were literally at Hong Kong airport on my way to Japan when I received that email.
As far as planning the trip across the countryside goes. I had a rough idea of places we ‘could’ go, but nothing was firm, apart from the fact that the first five days would be in Tokyo.
As it panned out, we managed to build a lot of content quickly. The first place we went specifically to seek out abandonments was Yubari.
We drove back and forth from Sapporo where we stayed to Yubari where we shot for four days straight.
There was only a couple of places in Yubari that were predetermined to visit, the school and the power station
When you drive into Yubari, you can almost feel the vacuum that has resulted in a bankrupt city that has seen a 90% decline in its total population.
The sense of abandonment is overwhelming. There’s a distinctive sense of stillness as you enter Yubari out of the tunnel from the highway
So in the midst of our three weeks in Japan, after I’d managed to build up some decent content, I worked through this article with Collective Hub.
It’s an adventure I won’t soon forget. I want to go back!
Having always been a massive fan of Nikon used the gear from the beginning to now, I was chuffed to have been featured in My Nikon Life.
Even better was the fact that they were kind enough to lend me a Nikon D810 instead of having to use my old Nikon D7000 with AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED , AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED and AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED lenses, and take it to Japan no less, on the simple request that I try to not ‘destroy’ the gear.
Seemed like a fair ask to me.
This was one of the most fun-filled adventures of my life to date. I was just working in a job, unsatisfied with how my life was turning out and having been that way for 17 years.
We took this trip to Japan, and I resigned from my job two weeks later to focus on Lost Collective. Truth be told it has been a lot harder than I expected.
I’ve been chipping away through the photos, still to this day, processing, editing, metadata, research, copywriting and publishing plus trying to keep on top of new stuff for the future!
But I wouldn’t do it unless I loved it.
In a world of truly mindblowing photographers that Nikon supports, I am eternally grateful to have been able to fit into the picture to tell my story.