Chernobyl-Reactors 5 and 6

Chernobyl-Reactors 5 and 6

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 to the roof to shoot an...
Chernobyl-When I Light A Torch

Chernobyl-When I Light A Torch

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 emergency...
Chernobyl- Pripyat Post Office

Chernobyl- Pripyat Post Office

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 the more popular...
Chernobyl- Reactor 4 Vent Stack

Chernobyl- Reactor 4 Vent Stack

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 facility. Not more than a...
Chernobyl-Jupiter Factory

Chernobyl-Jupiter Factory

“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 exclusion zone....
Chernobyl- Crane Reflection

Chernobyl- Crane Reflection

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 I arrived...