Goa/ India / 16.03.2020
A flat black sky, no stars visible, no moon. The blackness of the sky has spilled over into the sea. You can’t see anything. The disturbing sound of waves – as if the sea was absorbing everything in its vicinity. The sea has engulfed the sky. I look into the darkness in the hope of seeing the horizon line. A flash – for a fraction of a second – an evaporating image had appeared. There is no horizon. There’s a big black hole into which the whole world is vanishing.
Nordsenskiöld Glacier/ Spitsbergen / Norway 03.09.2019
We sailed as close as we could to Nordenskiöld Glacier pouring out of the land like lava from a volcano. In a moment it will fall into the sea. Although it has actually been there for many years, now perhaps, even a bit more of it will be claimed by the sea. There’s a bang of calving and a piece of ice breaks off and lands in the water. The water swells and the mirror image of the glacier disappears. The glacier disappears. The sun breaks through from behind the clouds, illuminating the edges which cut the air like a sharp razor blade, defending themselves against access. The sun disappears behind the clouds. Water blurs the image more and more.
Szczepan Jerzy Falkowski, the other half of the global MCOD duet, holding the frame with panache.
Each photograph used during the journey stops being luggage, changes its destiny, takes on a new life. It creates a unique travel sack with a story in the background. Always just one. One shot, one sack. Luggage (no excess)