The fact that the logo of the Party is the only thing left from the past which is recognizable gives a special poignancy to this Urbex shot. Here, the hubris of human ideology is seen in the wider context of an enormous Universe with infinite time to wear down the premise of any world-conquering urge.
Interestingly, the colors of the logo are reflected in rust and graffiti in a way that would be hard to plan, but ends up having quite painterly qualities.
The circularity of the Amphitheater shape really ties the overall geometry of the piece and gives the logo an 'eye-in-the-sky', godlike quality...yet all 'It' sees is ruin!
The wide lens brings in such a vast view! I love the warmth in your photographs, with the shadows still being cooling with blues. It has a nice complementary effect to it. I also like how my eyes go directly to the logo in the center of the ceiling.
The only thing I would worry about is that the center of that floor is a little soft, and since it's at about the same distance as the party logo I feel like it should be just as sharp even if it's not the visual focal point.
I always enjoy your work and look forward to your next crop of photos!
"...And on the pedestal these words appear: "My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!" Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare The lone and level sands stretch far away."
Brilliant picture, I've actually read about how this place was built, apparently every communist party member in Bulgaria was docked money to contribute towards the cost. It's like that poem by Percy Byshe Shelley "Ozymandias" "Look upon my works ye mighty and despair" about a shattered royal statue in Egypt, here you have a ruin left behind by the old communist empire.
Fantastic work! I'm new to this site and you really impressed me! Sad that this really caught my attention as out government in the US is heading down this road as pictured. I lived in Italy for 7 years back in the '90's and recognized some of the places you've worked. You're awesome! Thanks for the thrill.
Following the logic of what we see in this photo the progressive mankind must destroy the pyramids in Egypt because they were built on the orders of the Pharaohs who cruelly exploited the people of Kemet. Oh, those human inferiority complexes ...
After reading many stupid comments from Bulgarians, I would almost love for this place to be completely vandalized (what is left of it), and even happier if it was done by foreign tourists. But I am afraid that even that wouldn't show them :/
Well, I think the comments have deviated ever so slightly from the photograph; but ignoring the conspiracy theorists and nutters, I love the wide-angle, the colours and the framing! Clearly the content has a cultural impact also, which has obviously spurred a discourse in the comments section; and isn't that one of the intentions of art?
Great stuff! Would love to shoot places like this one day!