I visited the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in October 2011. When there, it took me a long time to take photographs, and afterwards it’s taken me a long time to come back to these images to look at them again. It was a deeply profound experience. All the facts are here.

This is within the Zone of Alienation.

A photograph is a trace of its subject. The viewer and the image belong to each other. Capturing these traces is a passion, an obsession for me. I hope the thrill comes through in my images.

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  • Marie Monroe
    Marie Monroeover 2 years ago

    this work is powerful and profound. the series makes me think of the group “Art Changing the World—Futurism”: http://www.redbubble.com/groups/art-changing-th...

  • sketchesofcoop
    sketchesofcoopover 2 years ago

    The infamous gas masks!

    Great POV! I will be in touch closer to the time of my visit to find out whats worth seeing there!

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  • UniSoul
    UniSoulover 2 years ago

    great use of depth here. pro shot!

  • JeannieBlue
    JeannieBlueover 1 year ago

    Amazing shot. When I saw this, my immediate thought was Pripyat – So you’ve created the perfect postcard . . . if they ever want to advertise. ;)

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