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Tom Kondrat - Typhoon Blues

Artist’s statement:

"Since I moved to Taiwan a year ago I found typhoons very intriguing. I’ve never experienced them while living in Europe (obviously) and all the tv news and stories I heard made them ven more mysterious and at the same time exciting for me. So when the first typhoon in the season hit Taiwan this year, I decided to experience it with my camera. I got really drawn to the calm atmosphere just before the typhoon which is similar to the one before an ordinary storm, only more intense. There are crazy dogs running around like on drugs, stressed fishermen having last few moments to secure their boats and nets, random people observing the sea or taking few snapshots of the waves and the coast guards trying to move them away from the danger zones secured by the ‘crime scene – do not pass’ style tapes. The strong wind, heavy waves, the smell and the sound of the sea, and the constant feeling of danger make this time really special for me. And in the middle of all this, there is this ever present stillness – so hard to notice in everyday life." [Thisispaper Magazine]

The new cultured

The new cultured