UPDATE 3: Ok… I have decided I will develop one photograph a day, starting from today. I really don’t want to rush things and I want to put my whole heart in every picture. I will keep updating this post with related photos. Facebook is the first place where I upload the photographs – make sure you check it out, for the most recent stuff! https://www.facebook.com/thetgchan
UPDATE 2 (29.09.2014): What a day… ! I woke up today, weather was great + lots of nice clouds! This time I was decisive! Before I went to my grandparents for a Sunday dinner I have decided I will go again for a little photography journey! Since the clouds were so nice I went straight away to capture fountains once again… Later I went to the same abandoned building from yesterday. After dinner I took my grandmother to my other grandmother who lives in the country. While they were chatting I went hunt down some more photographs. When I drove my granny back home I went once again to the abandoned building to capture sunset! That is right! I have planned this for near future but why wait!? Weather was great, why not make use of it!?
It was amazing! Standing there on t0p of it looking at the sun coming down from the sky… After a while some cool people joined me… with camera too! >:D Imagine their faces when they saw me standing there xD They asked me to take picture of them so I did. First with my little sexy street beast and later with their DSLR. We chatted a little and later I was all alone taking photographs… It was superb!!! Even though it was almost a night I wasn’t scared of the building anymore… I will go and develop picture for them now and later! hopefully… I will start with my own batch… Patience ! I hope it will be worth waiting 🙂
UPDATE: After looking through the photographs… most of them were shit… (big surprise huh? doh…) + I had to develop some older things for my family and I am already too tired to start with today’s batch… I will update this post with a few pictures as soon as I can… (rest of them will be uploaded in a near future, directly to this site gallery – Photography and on my facebook page )
After lots of indecisive thoughts I have decided that I will go and take some photographs of fountains, which I blew last time by not selecting RAW format…
The weather was great, early sunny autumn with lots of nice white clouds… for which I have been waiting ages. Battery in my camera wasn’t fully charged after a nightclub assignment, but I have thought it should be enough for a couple of photos. I have assembled my gear and moved forward for a little hunting. By the time I got in place… the nice clouds were gone… I was pissed… I always have to think something over for 1000 times before I am sure of it and even then I am not completely decided~! Anyways, after a few shots I was on my way toward a new direction.
(below is a photograph from a next day-please read UPDATES at the top of the page)
When I have reached a train station, I have spent some time there. I have kept wandering like a stalker between platforms looking for an inspiration. There was a man crouching at the entrance of the carriage, he was smoking something weird. I thought it would be a perfect photograph. After a few rounds of passing him by I have finally got the courage to ask him if he minds me taking a photograph of him. He agreed without any hesitation, after a while I had what I wanted. It was amazing because he wasn’t looking at my camera like the most people do, but instead he was looking somewhere far away, deep in thoughts, smoking his thing – exactly like I wanted! I have offered him a copy of a photograph when I develop it, shook his hand for a goodbye and walked away.
I loved it! This is the way how you should do a street photography in my country. The problem is… when people know that you are taking a photograph of them, they feel like they need to pose and shit ahhah and I want to keep it natural, like I am not even there. This guy acted like a pro model, kudos for him! (and a little for me, for overcoming my shyness >:D)
Years ago (~10 or 15), I have been in an old abandoned building, ever since I was thinking of coming back there with a camera. This was my next stop. I was heading at that place, not being sure if it’s even still there. When I have reached the destination… there it was… unchanged… Lovely place…
I am not going to lie… I was scared a little… I wasn’t sure if there are some homeless people living there etc. I have moved swiftly between floors, I was oversensitive and freaked out because the place looked… damn… I wasn’t scared of what I might meet there but the building alone… it looked like it is going to collapse any minute… (not really… it looks solid as fuck but my imagination and mistrust… oh well…).
People look at this building and see an old,abandoned,ruined place… For me it’s one of the most interesting things in the whole city… forgotten, mysterious, spooky, apocalyptic, creepy and magical industrial garden, filled with emotions.
I knew exactly what I came here for… it was the roof and an incredible view from the top of it… The stairs were so fucking steep that I wanted to turn around and run away right after I looked at them…
When I’ve captured what I wanted inside… I knew I will have to get up there… Holding the camera in one hand I was moving like a snail… step by step…
I don’t know if I have got a fear of heights, but I for sure don’t trust myself… especially with only one hand to grab things! When I have reached the top… wow… the wind… the sight… I was afraid to make a next step lol
After a moment I was back to business and taking photographs. I kept walking like on a thin ice… not sure if my leg will fall into a roof with a next step…(even though it was a solid concrete!) Thanks god nobody was on top, because I must have looked ridiculous… walking like that… paralyzed by fear…
Walking down the stairs was even worse! How fucking steep that thing was! I must have looked like Mr Bean… (2:22)
I was so glad when I was on my way out of the building… It was amazing… I loved it so much!!! Incredible place!
Unfortunately…. The sky was clear = uninteresting… I have already decided that I am going back there for a sunset and another time for a sky full of nice clouds!
I would love to be there during a New Year to capture fireworks… but winter condition + night + potential drunk/drugged people in this building = bad karma… big no no etc.
Stay tuned for more photographs from this journey!