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During my trip to the Chernobyl Exclusion zone I was able to explore the unfinished reactors 5 and 6. Those are large concrete mazes with huge rooms which were very dark and not all that photogenic, we mostly were looking for a way to get...

Hospitals are the sanctuary of a city, life and death are confronted here on a daily basis. After the Chernobyl explosion, the main hospital of Pripyat was inundated with the injured. Surprisingly, it seems the power plant and the hospital did not have a set...

Throughout Pripyat there are a number of amazing murals and public art works. I had a short list of murals that I wanted to photograph during my trip. A couple afternoons during downtime we would visit the center of Pripyat and wander to some of...

One afternoon we visited the small memorial in the parking lot next to reactor 4. This is about as close as visitors can get to the actual site of the accident unless they are given special permission to cross the fence and go inside the...

"Don't go in the basement!" It sounded like the start of a horror movie, but it was the start of a great couple hours of abandoned photography. The Jupiter factory was high on my list of places to photograph during my trip to the...

My guide and translator was off to try and climb the Duga antenna so I was alone with our government escort. His main instruction was "no climbing" which is a shame because some of the cranes in the harbor had some very interesting cockpits. When...

Three of my photographs, Hope, Onacho and When I Light a Torch, were nominees in the fine art category of the annual Black & White Spider Awards. I definitely appreciate the nominee and Spider's work in promoting photography as an art form. You can view...

The New Safe Confinement at Chernobyl was moved into position in November, but only now have I seen some videos of it. This one is pretty epic with a lot of good timelapses. The NSC is an engineering marvel, I'm really surprised we don't hear more...

The print of the month for March is "Das Ventile, Hatttingen, Germany"  Hattingen is a lovely little town on the Ruhr river in western Germany. It is certainly worth a visit to see the old timber houses and original city wall, but that is not...

This month's print of the month is "Antenna, Chernobyl-2" Visiting this site in Ukraine was something I had dreamed of for years. The history of the Russian woodpecker is a Cold War legend that I remember hearing about as a kid. The complex itself is just outside...