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!
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! :)
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!
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! :)
koppdesign said: wonderful photos on the blog, I like it very much !!!
Thank you! I appreciate your praise a lot :)
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!
cerunos said: Absolutely beautiful and haunting pics, your notes should be in the hundred thousands
Who knows, maybe one day…? :P
It’s hard to express how much I appreciate every person who leaves a note under my work or joins this trip. Two years ago I received a treasure of four notes under my first photo. Those three likes and a reblog gave me a lot of daring to continue. I’d never have believed on that day, that throughout this time I’d cross paths with over three thousand people who burn with same wanderlust. This is amazing.
secretssworn said: you and your blog are beautiful and so full of soul.
Thank you, Katherine!
I believe this blog is filled with soul and beauty found in ruins of Soviet Poland. I’m just a goner… I filch a little bit of this treasure with my camera :)
Anonymous said: What was the circular structure before it got abandoned ?
This building served as restaurant for FWP. It was kind of Polish ‘travel agency’, preparing holidays during soviet times. Many workers could afford vacation thanks to this organisation. This is where they were dining while visiting Polish mountains. It was abandoned almost quarter century ago, during fall of communism.