corpse of the gone world
August222014
Whoa, 4.000 followers? 
It has surpassed my expectations long ago… Just want to thank everyone for keeping me company through all those post-sovietish ramblings, combined with pretentious writing and incomplete history facts.
You’re awesome!
~Matt

Whoa, 4.000 followers?

It has surpassed my expectations long ago… Just want to thank everyone for keeping me company through all those post-sovietish ramblings, combined with pretentious writing and incomplete history facts.

You’re awesome!

~Matt

August192014

letstayhere-forever said: Beautiful. Looks like a perfect place for inspiration. Bravo!

Yeah, at first I was mad at that damn lack of any light in the scene, as I refuse to use any flash… But I guess darkness is my loyal companion :)

Thank you so much!

~Matt

August172014
10PM

antoniopolophotography said: Great! Nice composition.

I fell in love with this devastated and robbed asylum on the first sight… even thought it took some blood as sacrifice. Not mine though… Thank you, Antonio!

2AM

creepingsilence said: Amazing! great photos great blog perfect! ;)

Thank you so much! Those are extremely pleasant words to hear ;)

M.

August102014
August52014
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.

July272014
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

June132014

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.

Thank you!

~Matt

June72014
June22014

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.

M.

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