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.
spectre-magic asked: I love your photography, and I was curious about the penalties for trespassing in Poland. I assume you have to do quite a bit of that to take your pictures, and I was wondering just how risky it is. Do they treat it as a serious crime, or just write it off?
That’s an interesting question!
The risk depends on the place I break into. Usually it’s a completely safe work. Until now I never had to meet with any police officer during any exploration. But that’s definitely not the biggest risk. Watchdogs are.
There is nothing more instructive how wrong trespassing is than jumping through barbed wire fence, while escaping from two sets of 42 fangs filled with anger.
My actions might only be treaten as a ‘serious’ crime when I enter military property, or facilities owned by ‘influential people’. When those are protected by a guard a little chat or a bribe will be enough. But it will never work with the police!