corpse of the gone world
July302014
July292014

Deer Zone

With two latest pictures, 'Foreboding' and ‘Palace’ we have left green paradise of jewish cemetery, as we head to visit two temples of decay and soviet dystopia found in my hometown.

A very stub of sovietgoner was photography folder I called 'Deer Zone'. The name was result of my fascination with universe of S.T.A.L.K.E.R and name of my city which can be translated as ‘Deer Hill’… Place surrounded by mountains, forest and hundreds of palaces. Place, where waits everything dear to me. Yet there is no room for any bourgeoisie here. Even fake one, like calling old driving school a palace :)

This is my tribute to city slowly dying right before my eyes.

July212014

marydog896 said: Hi there! Your pictures are so beautiful that they are inspiring! As a fellow urbexer and photographer, I would like to ask you how did you become so good...! P.s. thanks for liking my text post, i thought nobody cared :P

It’s been long since I was that flattered! I simply believe urbex is as good as the story it’s able to tell. I keep in mind my photography will never be as powerful as history behind places I’ve explored. Sovietgoner is just a strive to be the best. And so is your work, just the same :)

I’ll be waiting for more of your adventures in abandoned world, Mary!

Thank you,

~Matt

July172014

andreiburcea said: Love your blog ! I really like your style of photography! Keep up the good work :)

Thank you so much, Andrei! It’s uplifting to hear I might have developed a style. And it can be liked! :)

~Matt

July162014
July152014

qbnscholar said: Oh my. The sharp geometric & random shapes; the B&W tones; the composition, with the perfectly balanced rectangular shapes on the the right (light on dark) & left (dark on void); the almost half division of textures/light. Ultra cinematic.

Once again I’m swept off my feet by your unpaired eye and knowledge, Fernando! I feel like you’re reading my mind, expressing in words every deeper thought I put in my pictures. You’re a true mentor. Thank you!

~Matt

July112014
'Void'
Where darkness has taken over, one can find either comfort or hint of light. A lantern to reveal beauty.

'Void'

Where darkness has taken over, one can find either comfort or hint of light. A lantern to reveal beauty.

July92014

you-ride-or-die said: What's the magic or special in abandoned places? The registration of a past memory or just keeping it alive by a shot? I love your blog. Keep it up :)

It’s impossible to answer correctly! I say… both. The magic of any abandoned place is the feeling you get at the back of your head, impossible to catch or fully express. It’s the call of the past. In order to fully feast eyes and soul on dilapidating sceneries, one needs to sense the weight of countless stories which rushed through the heydays.

Well… At least that’s what I try to do! :)

M.

June262014

mycreativevoid said): I waver between envy, jealousy and down right depression every time I see one of your posts on my dash. My camera becomes a brick in my hand. :) Great work Matt

Haha, this is one of awesomest comment to receive under a photo, Taylor! Yet I have to categorically disagree. I’m posting the response, so everyone could check and see why I consider you one of the best photographers out here. I have heaps to learn from you about using the brick :)

~Matt

June252014
June232014

koppdesign said: wonderful photos on the blog, I like it very much !!!

Thank you! I appreciate your praise a lot :)

M.

June202014
'Strigoi'
Awakened by crimson blood, that spilled from last victims of Second World War. Last sacrifices in spectacle for unmerciful God.

'Strigoi'

Awakened by crimson blood, that spilled from last victims of Second World War. Last sacrifices in spectacle for unmerciful God.

June182014

smoothcut said: I enjoyed looking at your photo blog Matt. Very interesting and beautiful in a sad kind of way. I enjoyed your captions I thought they added to the unusual flavor! Nice! Thanks for the Like on my original artwork. I appreciate it! My best wishes to you - Dave

Thank you, Dave!

There is sadness, or longing in any exploration. Photography on this blog is a record on decay of Motherland my parents and grandparents knew. And overthrew. On Soviet ruins thrives the new, gutsy Poland. A couple decades ago there were few who would believe this.

Best wishes from Wrocław!

~Matt

June152014

martykazoo said: Jestem naprawdę pod wrażeniem Twoich zdjęć. Są niesamowite. Coś we mnie poruszają, z czymś mi się kojarzą. Pozdrawiam -- Martyna.

Dzięki! Takie listy przypominają mi, że wszystko co się tu znajduje to nasza Polska. Która rozpada i buduje się szybciej, niż ktokolwiek zdąży to uwiecznić.

~Mat

June142014
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