About me Interview
I find astonishing and indescribable beauty in
wreckages of joylessly gray-coloured,
yet enchanting world of steel and concrete.
Ghosts of wicked times are calling for absolution.
Sit beside me, let's listen.
Matt, 19 y.o, Poland.
how well sits the grave,
with hands like redemption that sing off key
in frames of fading light.
i have been enraptured and falsely accused.
phantoms rage and confound.
i am reminded of halls without doors
while wanting to die,
i am greeted by brothers once unknown.
who through the maelstrom-
offer absolution in words like swords aflame.
I received this poem a while ago, and desired to put it here in right time.
As I believe any poetry should speak for itself, I won’t put anything more in this undernote.
eikona powiedział(a): What was it. Is it? Regards, Garth.
The last photograph was taken at the entrance to an underground passage next to devastated, yet still alive railway station. This is the same place that was depicted not too long ago in ‘Lucid’. I got a big fancy for ‘almost abandoned’ railway stations, and this one was somewhat special. Although the smell and primitive graffiti didn’t differ this place from any of its kind. There are plenty of forgotten platforms in Poland.
hawkeye39 powiedział(a): What’s happening with you?
Everything’s fine. Just an echo of thoughts lying behind the courtain. I learned the hard way not to post important photographs in certain states of mind. But soon I made the note under ‘Necropolis’ more adequate, I guess. Maybe I’m opening doors to a new journey, but first I need to rethink some important things in my life.
Stay tuned and many thanks!
I found your blog amazing. We share the taste of shooting old stuff growing older. About ten years ago I had the chance to go to Prague, traveling by car from Vienna. Looking at your blog, I remember the feeling of that trip. Square buildings and tons of steel. I am from the other side of the world (argentina), and having had our own dictators and political confusions by the same time, we are not left with this sort of steel cemeteries. Love to see yours, and hope one day to come back to those places.
I feel that you are taking photos of a big piece of human history. Fortunately, you can combine digital cameras with tons of steel that soviets liked to forge. Please keep doing so!
Contemplating deconstruction of the world around me is some kind of claim I’ve made long ago. It’s not only about capturing history rushing through places I depict. It’s like performing Last Rites while breathing my own life into sceneries I’m perpetuating. Some of the ‘cemeteries’ I visited as SovietGoner no longer exist. They died. So will vanish every place that is cursed by the past. So will I, so will you.
I’m glad you take any pleasure in walking with me through this rusty fallow, filled with howling of creatures who- in their greed and hate- created this world.
kickinglife asked: I love your work! I have a fascination with the post soviet world and your work brings out so much of it. I am happy I found you and am now following! -Aly
Well, thank you Aly!
Such words feed my egotistical soul perfectly.
I’m really glad we share such specific fascination. Or maybe those are just twisted tastes, nothing more?
Anonymous asked: What camera do you use and how do you edit your photos? Congratulations for the one year anniversary!
My main workhorse is Canon EOS 550D (T2i), accompanied by Samyang 14mm lens.
I don’t have any given way of editing my work. When I believe I got the right shot, I try to emphasize what’s important in the scene in every possible manner. All to let the viewer feel the mood of the world I see with my own eyes. When I feel it is needed I don’t hesitate to do HDR imaging, but some of my work goes completely unedited.