It’s great if somebody takes an idea and makes it better. Like Enekochan who took my old Intervaluino design and improved it to include an LED display and some other improvements (along with a better schematic). Check it out at:
Here’s a video of it:
Sunday, June 10th, 2012 | decay, gallery | No Comments
One of the first abandoned industrial places I’ve visited was a potassium mine in Alsace. It was a glorious expedition, full of bewildered sights and cathedral beauty admist the rust. Most of those old mines have been torn down, now that the industry is no longer. Their memories linger on in the stories the Alsacians tell you of their fathers and neighbors who used to work in the mines. Stories of pride and cameraderie. Stories of re-used worker homes. Stories of suicides after the closures. The photo set was called “Sisters of Kali“, and is still available in the gallery. A couple of years ago, shortly before Chernobyl, I went back on another tour. The result is a winter series called “Siblings of Kali”.
It was a cold day in January. The sun was a distant memory somewhere in the sky while the remains of the once proud mine opened up to us through unbarred gates.
Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 | abstract, decay, gallery | No Comments
I’ve started to work on a new set of abstract polyptychs (pictures in parts) from a recent trip to a local industrial area. Enjoy!
The full set is here (new images will be added as the set grows)
Saturday, July 31st, 2010 | decay, odds and ends | 1 Comment
I’m proud to announce that a number of my Chernobyl pictures have been published as part of a abandonments photo book project called Beauty in Decay – and what a beauty it is! Editor RomanyWG and his team put a lot of effort behind this opus, featuring 200 pictures from 50 artists. The book is available for £19.95 at CarpetBombingCulture.
In this context, two well-known UK newspapers have reprinted some of my pictures – the Sunday Times Magazine and The Sun. Find the articles below.
Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 | decay, exhibitions, gallery | No Comments
Yesterday, I presented at the third Basel PechaKucha Night, taking place at Unternehmen Mitte. I was honored to be invited again after last year’s presentation about Chernobyl. If you don’t know what Pecha Kucha is: It’s a presentation format where a couple of people present 20 slides for 20 seconds each, resulting in a 6:40 minutes show. Great fun – go see one if you have the chance.
My topic this time was “Decadimento – Italian Decay”, where I presented urbex four locations from Northern Italy. Each of these places has its own history which I will explain another time with a full set. Enjoy!
Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 | decay, project wormwood | 3 Comments
So that’s the reason why I’m getting all those Hungarian visitors… thank you Kornel!
His blog is also worth a visit: Pripjaty & Csernobil
Thursday, October 15th, 2009 | decay, gallery | No Comments
In Summer of 2007, we went on a longer trip through Northern Italy. One of the places we visited was an abandoned brickworks plant. The workshop was a large area outside a small town, situated atop a hill. It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon, and the orange brick roofs were waiting patiently under the warm evening sun.
Sunday, October 4th, 2009 | abstract, decay, gallery, pixel art | No Comments
I have a huge respect for pixel artists; the simplicity, the love for the detail, and the whimsical results – it’s such a fun artform. Today, I’ve taken a couple of my newest abstract photographs and tried to morph them into pixel art pieces. All of them are hand-drawn, i.e. I haven’t just rescaled the original, but created them from scratch (that’s why the colors are sometimes a little off).
Thursday, October 1st, 2009 | abstract, decay | No Comments
Over the last couple of weeks, I have experimented a lot with abstracts, mostly square crops of industrial details as well as a couple of polyptychs. It’s a very intuitive process, and the folks over at DeviantArt have been a great help in finding out what works and what doesn’t.
Sunday, August 30th, 2009 | abstract, artists, decay, gallery | 3 Comments
One of my favorite artists is @davespertine, a London photographer I know from DeviantArt. Dave’s photography is abstract to various degrees, and he strictly refrains from explaining what his work is based on – it’s there for enjoyment and interpretation, not understanding.
Having seen and commented so much of Dave’s work, I decided to dip my feet into abstract waters. I’d love to hear what you have to say about my first three pictures.
Looking for pictures from Chernobyl?
- Chernobyl Hospital « The Hyperarchival Parallax on About Me
- Lost Place – Tschernobyl | Picture & Geocachingblog on Chernobyl Journal
- Urban Decay « Uncategorized on Chernobyl Journal
- Abandoned places: Pripyat Hospital, Chernobyl | Under the Mountain Bunker on Chernobyl Journal
- Bên trong b?nh vi?n b? b? hoang ? Chernobyl | Vi?t Nam ??p – Hình ?nh ??p & tin t?c Vi?t Nam on Chernobyl Journal