” Mystery Continues ” by tgchan ( Sony A6500 + Sony Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 )

” So, the mystery continues… I am still trying to figure out what’s so special about those blocks of flats to me. I think it comes from my childhood. See, I didn’t use to go out a lot when I was a kid. I was basically living my whole life in my beloved flat most of the time, and I really liked it. I was enjoying outside activities at my grandparents at the weekends, but that was it. Five days a week, I was sitting at my home playing games, watching telly and playing with my toys, all the time (except for when I had to go out to school, obviously; which I wasn’t really fond of…). I totally loved my childhood, by the way. Hah~!! I was just reading it over out loud and I realised that my current adult life resembles the one from my childhood almost identically… wow… It looks I haven’t moved in life at all… Anyway, I was spending my life in tight enclosed spaces most of the time, so this might be one of the reasons. The second one I have figured out is probably connected with my lone style of life. See, I don’t have many friends you know. To tell the truth, I don’t have any at the moment. I had two best friends a long time ago, but they are… out there in the world somewhere now. So I think, I really enjoy being around people, even though I don’t like 98% of them. I am leading a solitary boring life, so it makes me feel nice being in places where life just lives the normal way, you know? I am pretty sure it all adds up to itself. Childhood nostalgia, loneliness, love of being outside, taking something back as a souvenir and probably so much more… All that is the reason why I enjoy doing what I do so much, and it explains a lot why I am being so attracted to those places… I feel like I am at home, even though the real one is far far away sometimes. I feel I belong between those tall buildings (inside and on top of them too!). It’s a truly magical experience for me every time I go out there. I just wish I had someone to share those moments with… Just that one person I could take with me and get lost in time… “

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” Unreal Dweller Box ” by tgchan ( Pentax K-5 II s + Samyang 8mm F3.5 Fisheye CS II )

” I look at it and it feels unreal… I know it’s real. I stand right in front of it… I can touch it, lick it, interact with it in a hundred different ways, but it still looks like something painted just for my eyes. Is it the composition that pushes it into something too beautiful to be real, or is it the mixture of bright colours you don’t normally see in places like this? Perhaps both things. A simple block of flats, yet all my senses are tingling, telling me; this is it Chan, take out your camera and capture the living hell out of it before it’s too late. God damn it… I really love those buildings, you know… They contain so many lives, so much love, hate, happiness, problems and so much more… My second wish, if I ever had three of them, would be living in a different flat every few days/weeks/months. I would love to look at people’s life, be a part of their daily ups and downs, and when finally bored… just move into another one to experience something different, or the same, but with different people. They remind me of a chocolate box. You know what to expect more or less, but you will never know for sure, until you look inside of it. Every single window hides another secret. Every room filled with something different. Personal memories, preferences, echoes of shared moments and history. So many things to look at, even more to talk about. What a treasure box… “

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” Maze ” by tgchan ( Pentax K-50 + SMC Pentax-FA 31mm F1.8 AL Limited )

” Early morning. The sun is still waking up below the horizon. The low temperature keeps everything suspended. Time flies slower than ever. There are no people around, only wind jumping between buildings like a young puppy. Everything is still, motionless… in perfect harmony. The sound of crunching snow underneath my boots, accompanies my lonely journey through the wasteland. Everything around me is mine, there is no one else to steal this fragile dream from me. I don’t miss people. They have left so many things behind them, so many places… Every time I start living in a new home, I can almost feel the presence of a family that used to live there. Toys, clothes, pictures, furniture… all soaked with memories… It’s nice, it makes me happy and it’s enough. I can feel the air getting warmer, I am not cold anymore. It’s also getting brighter. Soon, a new day will begin. I do not like travelling during daylight. It reminds me of the time when everything was normal, the time when people were still around… Before I settle in at my new home, I always climb on the tallest building, and take the final look at the maze… Yes, the sky is burning up. It probably will be a nice day… ”

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” Jungle Warfare ” by tgchan ( Pentax K-50 + HD Pentax-DA 35mm F2.8 Limited Macro )

” Concrete versus plants… It is nice to see, that those green creatures, still have something to say in today’s world of industrialisation. Even though, they utilise mainly guerrilla warfare, popping here and there, they are still visible and cannot be ignored. Another thing, that really pleases me is, they have a great number of supporters, who help them a lot. It is kind of ironic, that in the past the plants were giving us shelter and peace, but now… we are the ones who protect them, and unfortunately, it is us… we are protecting them from. This particular photograph, reminds me of a jungle, where all plants try to get as high as possible in order to get more sun. This only shows, that whatever we do, we are still part of one family with nature. Whatever we do, nature had already done it, long time before us. Nature doesn’t need our protection, if it dies, we go down along with it, simple as that. I hope it will never come to this… It doesn’t need us to survive, but we on the other hand, can’t exist without it. We need to learn how to embrace it, instead of exploiting it… Symbiosis or extinction, which one will we choose? “

 

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” Swarm ” by tgchan ( Pentax K-50 + Samyang 10mm F2.8 )

” Foaming dark blue and white sky, flowing like a mad river… Right beneath it, a swarm of human civilization pushing the nature out of its own place. I stand there, on the tenth floor and look at the city from above… It looks like a tiny part of a snow globe… who is shaking the toy though? We cover, once green fields of greenery, with synthetic structures of our own… spreading like a bad disease. What is the purpose of human race? Are we really the parasites of this planet? Who programmed us and why? Are we some kind of an experiment that rapidly spun out of control? Or maybe… we are doing exactly what we were supposed to do? Controlled, like mindless puppets… “

 

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” A Very Special Place ” by tgchan ( Pentax K-50 + Samyang 10mm F2.8 )

” Everyone has it, almost everyone miss it… and if we could, we would have returned there without a second of thinking. The very special place from our childhood, the place where everything was meaningful, with purpose… and the happiness was so easily achievable… The people that have surrounded you, your best friends… now, scattered all over the world, living their own lives, far away from yours. Even people you have barely known and those you didn’t like… they are very dear to you, because they are connected to this perfect world of your happiest times. Autumn, winter, spring, summer, there was always something to do… even the most boring moments you can remember, make your face smile and you would love to get back there, just to live through it one more time… This is the view from my grandparent’s window, this is the place where the happiest times of my life have occurred. It doesn’t look like much, I know… but for me, this was the best place to be… It hurts me a lot to be there now, knowing that those times and people will never return… remembering every moment, connected with every spot… I walk there like a ghost, lost in time and space… “

 

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” Above Others ” by tgchan ( Pentax K-50 + Samyang 10mm F2.8 )

” Early morning… People go out with their dogs, rush to work, take their children to school or go out to run some errands. I walk amongst them, but not in the same reality. I wait for someone to go in or out, in order to bypass entryphone and slip inside of a staircase like a ghost. I don’t use elevators, I have got my legs and they are still good, so why be lazy? I climb stairs floor after floor, my heart is pumping the blood like crazy and soon, I am reaching the top floor. The window has got a handle, nice. I open it, stick my hands out of the building, nervously holding my camera. I start capturing the moments, gathering resources. Refreshing wind is cooling me down, while I’m taking the last glimpse of the view, before the dark clouds will devour most of the sky. I close the window and make my way down, in pursuit of a new place. “

 

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” Colourful Poland ” by tgchan ( Pentax K-50 + Samyang 10mm F2.8 )

” This is the view from a local government building, from the ladies’ room to be exact… I know, I felt quiet awkward as well, but I had a good reason to be there; there were no bloody windows in the men’s room! Can you imagine it!? and they say that women are discriminated… pff… ridiculous. Anyway, I have spent a good while to find anything with windows, that wasn’t fronted on another part of the building. I am glad I have founded it, otherwise you wouldn’t be looking at this beautiful piece of colourful and cheerful scenery, would you now? I know that you love it and I have a good news for you, more is coming… “

 

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” Empty Night ” by tgchan ( Fujifilm X100 BLACK Limited Edition )

” Night… The time when most people are back at home again. Some of them are already sleeping while others are still enjoying free time, together with their families. The windows in apartment blocks are randomly blinking like Christmas tree lights, endlessly creating different patterns. The city looks hollow and lifeless… like it has been abandoned in a great hurry. Maybe one day, it will stay like that forever… “

 

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One photograph a day

Hello everyone!

I would like to share some information with you…

I am going to develop and upload one photograph every day. If you like my work, please keep checking FB page and spam it to your friends!

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Enjoy! and thank you!

 

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