corpse of the gone world
April212014
April162014

sheleavesmewithjellylegs asked: why sovietgoner? I always favored the soviet union over many things when I did history.... but yeah, just interested. Also sorry in advance if this is a repeated question

It turns out to be a really fine question. Guess I had to answer this only once, on 1st April two years ago… when I created this place :) It might have changed since then, or maybe the name already contained several meanings. The world I portray here is already a goner, empty corpse. The places I visit are dead, even if crowded and vivacious at first sight. Ruins of soviet realm around me contain an unique element, impetus that wakes eerie wanderlust. I hope you understand what I ineptly try to describe.

I think I’m kind of a goner as well, as a human. Maybe that’s why I came up with this… And some cool names were already taken.

M.

April152014

atomicspark asked: Powitać. Twoje zdjęcia pomogły mi podjąć decyzję - czas zacisnąć zęby i pasa i spełnić marzenie, kupić aparat. Pozdrawiam, i czekam na kolejne Twoje dzieła.

Kupno aparatu może być najlepszą decyzją Twojego życia. Jeżeli moje fotografie się do tego przyczynią, nie znam wspanialszego komplementu!

~Mat

April132014
April72014

woundedfox asked: Ten blog jest idealny. Dziękuję Ci za niego. :)

Mówią, że ideałów nie ma, choć bardzo bym pragnął. Dziękuję Ci, że tutaj swój odnalazłaś… na śmietnisku niechcianego świata :)

~Mateusz

April62014
March252014

mmansheim asked: Hello! What inspired you to have the idea to start taking pictures? Michael

Hi Michael! It’s a good question, honestly.

1. Couple years ago I used to shoot only at the pond next to my house. Point-and-shoot cam I got from my parents for 15th birthday in hand. Water, nature, dragonflies.

2. Stalker: Call of Pripyat came in package with five postcards containing scenes from Pripyat. I promised myself: “One day I will get there, any way possible”. All five postcards are still glued to wall in my room.

3. Meanwhile I got into airsoft. We used to shoot at abandoned, post-soviet sites of my city: factories, military zones. I saw my beloved places turned into ashes.

4. I finally understood that my promised Pripyat isn’t as far away as I thought. And I started taking pictures.

~Matt

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February242014
February172014
'Lackluster'
Empty, dull, tarnished. Gaze of a goner.
Have you ever glanced the dead in the eyes?

'Lackluster'

Empty, dull, tarnished. Gaze of a goner.

Have you ever glanced the dead in the eyes?

February102014
'Portal'
Behind open doors, behind broken locks, so different from cold walls and icy draft… Forest. Golden, warm and welcoming. 

'Portal'

Behind open doors, behind broken locks, so different from cold walls and icy draft… Forest. Golden, warm and welcoming. 

February22014
January262014
'The Outer Ring'
Inferno is cold and empty. All sinners left long ago.
Standing on stage of this sick theater.

'The Outer Ring'

Inferno is cold and empty. All sinners left long ago.

Standing on stage of this sick theater.

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