Andy Schwetz is an Urban Explorer and documentary photographer based in Munich, Germany. His work has been published in various print and TV media.
The focus of his work is on the melancholy of the past, history and old architecture, as well as in-depth series about places with tragic past.
His style is theme-dependent and fine art and documentary works are clearly distinguishable, but self-contained.
Currently, he is working on his first book as well as his own TV series.
40 contemporary photographs - taken in 5 years and 3 visits to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
The idea for this series was born during my first visit to the exclusion zone. I realized that this is one of the most important places in the recent history of mankind, but there won't be so much left soon.
It is not only the place where the end of the nuclear age and the Soviet Union was heralded but also a place where you can see very well how quickly nature and wildlife take their places back when humans leave them alone. Moreover, it is also a time capsule of a vanished world power.
This collection offers not only the opportunity to collect unique motifs - but also gives you the possibility to own a piece of contemporary history, which will last forever in the blockchain.
Cars are not only vehicles that take us from A to B. They bring us to the most beautiful places or they accompany us when we pick up our date at home. Cars are always connected with memories and attitude towards life.
But what becomes of them when they no longer function? Then they end up on scrap yards or are left behind in the woods. So do the memories of them.
The project was born 9 years ago when I started to develop an unusual passion for old car wrecks. Since then I have been searching for them across Europe. I have wandered through deep forests of Scandinavia to find them. Or searched old barns in the middle of nowhere Italy just to find a new hidden wreck.
The collection will include multiple drops of 25 photographs. While I'm showing a cross-section in the first drop now, the other drops will also be partially thematic. E.g. Rustscapes, Cockpit Stories etc. to bring in a certain diversity and to increase the rarity of the single pictures.
A photographic journey through the dark history of the forgotten asylums of Italy.
This collection is more than a photographic view of the past. It is a reminder of the forgotten souls of yesteryear and a wake-up call to our society to create more awareness for mental health and to continue to work on destigmatizing mentally ill people. 10% of the proceeds will be donated to a non-profit organization for traumatized people.
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