Urban Exploration

Among the cobwebs and the shy light that streams through broken windows, I search for places punished by time. As industries change, buildings often get left behind. What happened, why are they no longer in use and what’s the story behind these places? This is my ongoing project and the albums below provide a glimpse into our forgotten past, providing an exact photographic recording of the buildings and how they got to their current state, often giving the feeling that time has stopped.

Some of the buildings documented below are the result of industrial changes, deceased families, maintenance costs, bushfires and financial hardship, I have documented these buildings in their raw state to preserve what remains. I love these old buildings and the way they deteriorate overtime, and the history of each place. If you have worked at any of these places I would love to hear from you, if you have any information or corrections on any of the descriptions, please contact me.


Brisbane Powerhouse

Small Arms Factory

Textile Factory

The Country Theatre

The Railway Workshops

Portland Cement Works

Ruins of Religion

Glenreagh Station

Brisbane Trams

The Holy Grail

Hoarder House



The White House

The Brisbane Markets

Quarantine Station

Energy Brix

Abattoir of the North

Abattoir of the South

The Brickworks

Madken Foundry

Cement & Lime Company

Bradmill Denim Factory

Wangi Wangi

Black Gully Matings

The Tool & Gauge Shop

Cold Storage

The Flour Mill

Doctors Residence

1880s Terrace House


House of Gold

Not Happy Jan

Richmond Ruins

Yarragon House

The Ballerina

House of Melbourne

Cellar Dweller

Little Afghan

Bamboo Store

Methodist Church

Queen’s Own Townhouse

Eurama Homestead

Billiards Wing

Redfern Ruin

Redhill Skate Arena

Enoggora House

Woollen Mills

The Convent

St Pauls Orphanage

Clonbinane Homestead

Stencil Ruin

Boggo Gaol

The Bakery

Abandoned Tafe

MV Cape Don

Rural Australia



Losheng Sanatorium

UFO Village

South East Cement Works

Xiluo Theatre

Credit Union

Jingyin Temple

The Little Temple

Lonely Mans House

Shitou Park

Police Station

Hsu Zil San House

Whisky in the Jar

Garlic Factory

Sugar Factory

Music School

You and Me

Green Villa

The Lab

Grumpy Old Man

Swimming Pool

Wolfgone Theatre

Theatre Wu

Tobacco Factory

The Timber Factory

The Lab

Pump Station

Abandoned Hospital

Unfinished Temple

The Dentist

Theatre X

Hsinming Theatre

Yongye Road Hotel


Bukit Timah Station

Grove Villa

Dunmans Villa


TV World


Nam Hoe Villa

99 Door Mansion

shih Chung Branch School

Hula Villa

Sacred Heart Church Ruin

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