” Industrial Beauty ” by tgchan ( Sony A6500 + Sony Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 )

” It is one of those pieces… One of those pieces that nobody understands… Hesitation… should I delete it and move on looking for something more popularly likeable? No Chan, you shouldn’t. Trust your instinct. You were browsing photographs and something clicked right away when you saw it for the first time. That’s pure, something real, genuine beauty in its raw form. Keep it. So I did. It’s really hard to explain what I love about it without giving my own eyes and mind to someone else to experience it my way. Though I shall do my best and try to explain it. Let’s start with the major things first. Light and shade, both living in mutual respect, both perfectly completing each other. There is a beautiful bright and happy sky on the upper part, there is also not so happy darker shaded area at the bottom. They give this balanced and complete look of it. You also cannot not notice those four beautiful chrome chimneys… All shiny and glittering in the sun. An amazing reflection of them on the nearby wall, awesome green grass at the bottom left corner, billowy clouds above, branches… There is so much going on, so many things to look at… It’s cosy… It’s one of those special places. I call them ‘magical spots’. You just want to stand there and enjoy everything that surrounds you. It makes you so happy, full of appreciation and energy to live. It is also very hard to capture it. I keep looking at it, and I can’t believe I almost deleted it… I love it so much. Those colours and tint… Everything just ads up to itself creating this Industrial Beauty. Things like that gets me going another hours, days, weeks worth of pure walking… Just to find another one of those magical spots… “

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” Amber Gem ” by tgchan ( Pentax K-5 II s + SMC Pentax-FA 77mm F1.8 Limited )

” I had found this amber gem a few minutes before it started to rain. Dark and ominous clouds covered the sky, and just when I was rounding the last block of flats, I found it. I wasn’t sure about it at first… But now, I am glad I had taken out my camera and captured it. There is something about it. The simplicity perhaps? Or the colours? Hmm… maybe the texture of the wall? I don’t know… And even though I am not sure what’s so special about it… I undoubtedly and honestly like it. It is my precious gem. Caught right in the last moment, before everything turned grey. The light itself looks like a little sun, captured in a glass shell. You can almost feel its warmth on your face when you look at it. Liquid magma contained in a carefully polished jewel. My precious treasure… you’re mine now. I keep starring at it, wishing my eyes could see more. Something magnificent has been captured here. I truly cannot get enough of it… but why?~! It is just an ordinary lamp on a building. I love it… I love it so much, and I don’t even know why… I guess it is yet another irony of life. Sometimes you just feel it… There are no words to describe it, nor logical explanation. You just know. You know it’s real and genuine… You can feel it deep down in yourself, living a separate life from your own… Unbiased and far away from any false influence. It just is… “

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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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” Good Afternoon Mr Tree ” by tgchan ( Pentax K-5 II s + Samyang 8mm F3.5 Fisheye CS II )

” Good afternoon to you too, Mr Tree. How are you doing on this fine day? Good to hear, sir… good to hear. Oh, me? I am just fine, thank you. It is such a wonderful weather today, isn’t it? Yes, I completely agree. It really looks like a perfect day, doesn’t it? All those snowy white, puffy clouds in the blue sky, and this refreshing breeze… It is absolutely marvellous. Dear sir, would you mind if I took a photograph of you and these charming surroundings? No… No, not at all. You will fit just perfectly, worry not, sir. A little to the right, please. Hold it! Hold it… Got it~!! Now, that is going to be extraordinary once I return home and develop it, I can feel it. What the f… who the hell was I talking to!? A tree!? I am losing it… I am losing it again, what am I doing… She really crashed us, didn’t she… Way too fast chan… way too fast. We have totally lost the ground under our feet, haven’t we? You should have known better… fast changes are never good, they never are. One thing I will never understand though… How in the hell did she manage to break something already so broken, even more… how? It’s beyond me. Does it mean… I wasn’t broken before? Hmm, doesn’t matter. This tree… it bends like my reality… trying to reach the impossible. Are the things we always wanted really impossible, or are we making them that way? What is really stopping us from what we want in life? Is it reality… or what we create ourselves? The mush of loneliness, doubt, lack of entertainment, sense of direction and happiness, all this… at the same time. Such a bad timing Mr Chan, poor planning, too much emotions… too much of everything. I need my way of life back, my philosophy and beliefs, I need it all back. I don’t want to go back to the same place though, no. I need something different, I need to give myself a chance for something new, I need to know for sure. I can almost hear the voice telling me… Do not try and bend the tree. That’s impossible. Instead… only try to realise the truth. What truth? There is no tree. Then you’ll see, that it is not the tree that bends, it is only yourself. “

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” Out Of Place ” by tgchan ( Pentax K-5 II s + SMC Pentax-FA 77mm F1.8 Limited )

” Poor little thing… It has been looking for its place for so long… so hard too. After years of fruitless wanders, it had finally resigned and let all what was left from its hope go. There was no point holding on to it any more, the fight was over, a loss without much pain. In the long run, it finally got used to its sub-dreamed life, and I even dare to say… it was quite happy for a while. The small but important part was still missing, but it was okay, it wasn’t so bad, it could live without it. One day, totally out of the blue, this great opportunity came along, out of nowhere, really… It was persistent, believable, full of energy and faith… It was fighting so fiercely, with so much heart and passion… Eventually, it gave it a chance… nobody has ever made it feel so special before after all… It was the best thing that has ever happened to the poor thing. Unfortunately, everything beautiful that has come with the opportunity, has also dragged everything out that’s ugly from the poor bastard. It has faced challenges it has never even dreamt about, and even though it tried its best to cooperate with all of them… Ultimately, it has failed to win the most important ones. The beautiful opportunity has decided to walk away at the end of the day, and the poor thing… Well, with its life half-changed for something greater that has never come… it has been left hanging… slightly out of place. The old wall is no more, and the new one… may never come. It feels uncomfortable, cold and lonely. I guess it’s all what it has got now… Another loss, dead end, defeat… this time bloody painful. “

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” Bandage Man ” by tgchan ( Pentax K-5 II s + SMC Pentax-FA 77mm F1.8 Limited )

Original Street Artist: Anna Matuszewska in association with Galeria Sztuki 58, Radom.

” A face full of scars, eyes filled with tears and a heart shattered by thousands of unfulfilled and broken dreams… Still looking up, still… searching for light. Another dream, another failure… pain… another scar to patch up. Living deep down, below in darkness, almost at the bottom… not low enough to bounce back and regain control, drifting… A soul so battered and ripped apart, it scares with all the hollows, echoes and ever-tearing stitches. Tears changing into pus, life shifting gracefully into a coma… a blissful lethargy, slowly taking everything away. There’s no fight, not anymore, only compliance. Awakening, again. Another vision, another hope. Looking in the mirror, still deformed… unsightly. Nothing has changed, nothing ever does… Euphoria, enlightenment, hope, happiness, enchantment, love… Taking a razor blade, a short glance at a shiny frail piece of steel, time to fail once again. Cutting the soft flesh of own face… warm red liquid covers all. Look, another broken dream… another chance for a new life, another distraction, another mark. A white cloth takes a place of a fresh and swollen wound, I can still feel… I can still dream. What have I become… Will I ever succeed, and start living before I am finally gone… ? “

 

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” Glassy Mates ” by tgchan ( Pentax K-5 II s + SMC Pentax-FA 31mm F1.8 AL Limited )

” Look at them… so shiny, glamorous and good looking. You don’t really know them, but somehow you already like them, and you probably wish to be friends with them as well. It must be remarkably cool to be born all pretty and attractive. Unfortunately, not everyone is blessed with such a jaw-dropping look. Many say, that personality and character are the only things that matter to them… No, it is not true. They just don’t quite understand how it works, moreover, it’s something you can’t really control. Bees don’t visit plants they cannot benefit from, they are not even on their radar. Yes, I know, we are not bees, but the very similar principle applies to our kind. We change towards people of attractive appearance, and it goes the same for the ones who do not show any appealing physical traits to us. It works like a giant filter, helping us to categorise, prioritise and organise our lives. The way how we look, determines not only how others see us, but gives them a signal how to behave as well. See? We are not so different from flowers and bees after all… I mean, why should we? We are just another living element, governed by the very same rules… I am quite astonished that I am able to see the world in the way other people cannot. Now, think about this… What happens to a flower that has got too much attention? The flower that is visited by a large number of bees. Yes… it will get depleted, torn apart or even destroyed… Now what happens to the one, that has got only one bee on it, that has completely fallen in love with it? They probably wouldn’t be able to get enough of each other. It sure as hell must be amazing to be very attractive, that feeling of people looking at you, like you are a god or a goddess, but just like with everything else in life, there is always a dark side, and it continuously counterweights the light one. Maybe we do not need to be the prettiest flower in a garden… Maybe all we really need, is this one little bee, that will always be there, just for us. As for the Glassy Mates… I am afraid their beauty might be a rather brittle and fragile thing, but it’s still nice to look at them, isn’t it? “

 

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

” Somewhere deep in an unknown to me forest, there was this old wooden hut. I don’t normally wander in such places, but when I was driving to a another city, I couldn’t help noticing the beauty of the forests around me. I stopped the car and decided to venture a little bit into unknown. I thought only the new cities or towns were able to strike me with such awe and happiness. Boy or girl, how much I was mistaken. The air and the smell alone, were something magical, something I cannot describe with words. I felt like, I need to hug every single tree, stroke grass, cuddle with moss and sing with the birds, just to show my appreciation for everything that surrounds me. And there was this old wooden hut, it looked like nothing special when I was passing it by. When I took another look at it, I couldn’t believe what was hiding behind it. I asked myself what kind of sorcery is this, how is this even possible!? I approached it and it looked even better up close. It looked like the nature stretched her canvas on the back of the hut’s wall years ago, and has been painting there secretly ever since… An enigmatic mixture of snow, rain, frost, wind, sun, wood, heat and time… entrapped in this truly remarkable work of art. “

 

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

” It is amazing how people decorate things around them, to boost and modify their feelings about certain places. I have been walking through countless buildings and storeys, for hours looking for a gem like this one. I remember when I have reached the floor, I looked at it and could not believe how beautiful it was. I literally wanted to find a person who created it, and thank him or her for sharing it with me. This is what I love to do… Wander around the city, visiting places people would not even think about. Looking for hidden beauties, awaiting to be discovered. I feel like I am walking through the unknown places, different reality perhaps, not sure what I will find behind a next corner. My brain is doing amazing job on keeping up the feeling of this alternate reality I am sightseeing. It feels a little bit like a subconscious lying, but it so real, natural and I don’t even have to try… I just switch it on/off, shifting between real world and the dream one. The only rule in all this, is that you have to do everything not to repeat the same path, place… You constantly have to travel through the unknown places, avoiding everything that feels too familiar, led by a pure curiosity and your eyes alone. Thanks to this, I feel like I am visiting the most amazing places on Earth. How cool is that? Yea, I am unbelievably lucky, that I’m able to do/create it. The problem is, I almost run out of new places in my city, I will have to travel to nearby cities soon, and start exploring the real new lands. Damn, actually it will be double amazing! I hope you will stay with me, and enjoy the new photographs of my new treasure finds, which I will be uploading every weekend! Stay tuned! “

 

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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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