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Vino cu mine in lumea mea a locurilor abandonate…

Aici vei gasi aventurile mele cu frumuseti ascunse in stare de degradare.

Regula de aur in explorarea urbana este: “Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but photos!”

Numele meu este Cristian Lipovan, sunt nascut in Gherla, anul 1982. Pasiunea pentru fotografie s-a declansat in urma cu 8 ani cand mi-am cumparat primul aparat DSLR, am urmat si un curs foto in Cluj-Napoca, unde locuiesc momentan.
Imi place sa abordez diferite stiluri de fotografie, dar cel mai mult prefer fotografia URBEX (Urban Exploration). Cred ca acest gen ma reprezinta cel mai bine, de aceea ma si ocup mai mult de proiectul meu numit PLACES SUFFERING.

La acest proiect am inceput sa lucrez din anul 2013 cand am descoperit mai multe cladiri abandonate care m-au impresionat foarte tare iar primul gand care mi-a venit in acel moment a fost cum pot sa dau “viata”acestor locuri. Din momentul acela am stiut clar ca genul acesta e cel mai potrivit pentru mine. Am inceput sa caut pe internet tot felul de cladiri abandonate umbland prin mai multe zone din tara pentru a le fotografia. In 2014 a fost prima iesire de amploare, in Italia, unde am explorat mai multe locuri abandonate, apoi au urmat Germania, Belgia, Olanda in 2016, iar in 2017 a urmat Franta si cel mai important loc Pripiat, orasul fantoma, abandonat dupa catastrofa de la centrala nucleara de la Cernobal. In viitorul mai indepartat vreau sa explorez toata Europa, dar nu ma opresc aici. Am o lista cu aproximativ 500 de locuri abandonate pe care vreau sa le explorez, dar si alte cateva zeci despre care inca nu stiu nimic, incet le voi descoperi pe toate.

Ma fascineaza ideea de a intra in cladiri abandonate, pentru a le afla povestea, ce s-a intamplat acolo, din ce motiv au fost abandonate acele cladiri. Cand intru in astfel de locuri parca ma intorc in timp, incerc sa-mi imaginez acele vremuri, sa simt trairile oamenilor care au trecut pe acolo.
De fiecare data cand merg intr-o locatie noua, ma cuprind emotiile pentru ceea ce pot gasi sau ce ma poate intampina. Am gasit tot felul de lucruri neatinse de ani de zile, lasate la voia intamplarii, de la documente, fotografii, tablouri, vesela, bani, haine, jucarii, pana la animale moarte, mumificate.
De multe ori am fost nevoit sa ma catar pe cladiri, sa sar ziduri inalte sau sa intru prin cine stie ce beciuri intunecate. Niciodata nu am luat si nu am distrus nimic in locurile pe unde am umblat. Iar identitatea acestor locuri no o voi dezvalui din motive de siguranta, majoritatea au fost vandalizate si distruse. De cele mai multe ori merg singur, de aceea traiesc momentul foarte intens. Trec prin stari ciudate, mai ales cand intru intr-o casa care te intampina cu un miros intepator, unde sunt animale impaiate care parca iti urmaresc fiecare pas, sau vantul bate in usi si geamuri, facandu-le sa scartie infiorator. Am intrat in foarte multe cladiri abandonate, de la case taraneşti cu acoperiş de paie, la vile, conace, hoteluri, fabrici, biserici, cripte, castele, penitenciare, cazinouri, scoli, spitale ori parcuri de distractii.

Activitatea mea legata de acest proiect vreau sa o fac cunoscuta publicului larg, iar povestile locurilor pe unde am fost vreau sa le public intr-o foto-carte, care va iesi in curand. Vreau sa impartasesc tuturor celor interesati de un astfel de subiect povestile locurilor suferinde.

Nu uita:
Niciodata nu iti pierde interesul asupra locului in care convietuiesti, poate deveni un loc interesant pentru mine!
Cristian Lipovan

 


 

Come with me in my world of abandoned places. Here you will find my adventures with hidden beauties in a state of degradation. The golden rule in urban exploration is: “Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but photos!”

My name is Cristian Lipovan, I was born in Gherla in 1982. The passion for photography started back 8 years ago when I bought my first DSLR camera, followed by a photo class in Cluj-Napoca where for the moment I live..

I like to approach different styles of photography, but I prefer the most URBEX (Urban Exploration) photography. I think this genre represents me the best, that`s why I`m even more concerned with my project called PLACES SUFFERING.

From 2013 I started working at the this project, when I discovered several abandoned buildings that impressed me very much and the first thought that came to my mind at that time was how I can give “life” to these places. From that moment I knew clearly that this genre was the best for me. I started searching on the internet for all sorts of abandoned buildings hugging through several areas of the country to photograph them. The fist major trip outside the country, was in 2014, in Italy,where we explored several abandoned places, followed by Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands in 2016, followed by France in 2017, and the most important place Pripiat, the ghost town which was abandoned after the catastrophe from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. In the future, I want to explore the whole of Europe, but I do not stop here. I have a list of about 500 abandoned places that I want to explore, but a few other dozens about which I still do not know, I will slowly discover them all.

I’m fascinated by the idea of going into abandoned buildings, finding out their stories, what happened there, why they were abandoned. When I enter such places it is as if I go back in time, I try to imagine those times, to feel the lives of the people who have passed there. Every time I go to a new location, I encompass the emotions for what I can find or what I can meet. We have found all sorts of things undamaged for years, left to chance, from documents, photographs, paintings, dishes, money, clothes, toys, to dead, mummified animals.

Many times I had to climb buildings, leap tall walls, or get in through the darkened cellars. I never took and did not destroy anything in the places where I walked. And the identity of these places will not be revealed for safety reasons, most of them have been vandalized and destroyed. Most times I go alone, that’s why I live very intensely. I’m going through strange states, especially when I’m in a house where you get a stinking smell, where there are beaten animals that seem to be watching you every step, or the wind blows in the doors and windows, making them squeak dreadfully. I have entered many abandoned buildings, from rocky houses with straw roofs, villas, mansions, hotels, factories, churches, crypts, castles, prisons, casinos, schools to hospitals or amusement parks.

I want to make it known to the general public my activity related to this project, and the stories of the places where I was, I want to publish them in a photo-book, which will be coming out soon. I want to share with everyone interested in such a subject the stories of the suffering places.

Do not forget:
Never lose interest in the place where you live, it can become an interesting place for me!
Cristian Lipovan
 
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