Abandoned buildings are a viewfinder into our heritage and often offer a story to tell us, but not everyone will be lucky enough to hear these stories before these buildings are gone forever. It was this line of thinking that grew the author’s passion for discovering and exploring abandoned buildings, heritage sites and locations not normally seen by the public eye. With camera in my hand, he set out to find, visit, photograph and document as many of these locations as he could before their stories are lost forever. With over 140 eye-catching images from abandoned places such as eerie old factories, crumbling asylums, untouched country theatres, forgotten homes, all mixed with a small insight into their history, Abandoned Brisbane is a showcase of just some of the amazing locations within a few hours’ drive of Brisbane.
Australian photographer Jay Millard, born in 1982, has spent the past six years photographing and documenting historical abandoned buildings in South East Queensland, before these timeworn locations are gone forever. With tight vertical lines and a slightly desaturated editing style, Jay is a self-taught photographer who quickly found a passion for photographing abandoned buildings. While the majority of Jay’s images haven’t hitherto been publicly published (in order to protect the heritage importance of these buildings), the photographs that have been publicly shown online and in galleries have proven to be extremely popular.
* Beautifully photographed book on Brisbane’s abandoned buildings.
* An important historical publication that will appeal to anyone with an interest in architecture and history, or has a strong sense of nostalgia.