Pete was born and educated in Northern Ireland, but spent many years living and working abroad before returning home to settle in Ballycastle. His love for photography developed at an early age when he was given his first camera and instantly showed a natural ability and creative flair for the medium.
His passion for capturing urban decay began over thirteen years ago, after visiting the Harland and Wolff drawing offices during a heritage open day. Frustrated by the restricted public access, it sparked a curiosity to see what lay beyond the red tape and no entry signs. It was then that he began seeking out abandoned buildings as an exploration of Ulster's industrial past, finding entry into some of the most iconic working giants of the last century. Soon his interest had spread beyond the factories of the industrial age and all of my energy and free time was dedicated to researching and locating abandoned structures online.
Over the years he has visited countless factories, workhouses, hospitals, asylums, manor houses and cottages under the pseudonym 'Irishmanlost'. I hope you enjoy viewing his explorations and view of the world around us as it was and as it is now.