Tomorrow is the 25th anniversary of the nuclear disaster that is Chernobyl. 25 Years ago, on April 26th 1986, reactor number 4 at the CVhernobyl nuclear power plant suffered a massive power surge which resulted into explosions in it’s core and the release of radioactive materials into the atmosphere. It is generally classified as the worst nuclear disaster to have ever happened, but with a bit of bad luck it might lose it’s crown to the current nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan.
The area around Chernobyl was evacuated and has been untouched for the last 25 years, Late 2010 we posted a series of very impressive images taken by David Schindler. Today’s images come from David’s travelling buddy Alexander Kamenski, who visited the Chernobyl site together with David. A completely different style of photography, but just as impressive and effective in showing us the life and times of a ghost town with a nuclear (disaster) history. Read more.
My name is Alexander Kamenski, 29, born in Vienna/Austria, grew up in Lower Austria, living in Vienna for 8 years now. During the last years I did several trips to Eastern Europe (Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, Ukraine, Russia) and did some small photoprojects, mainly on rotten industry, forsaken grounds and places like that. One of the most amazing trips was the one to Pripjat/Chornobyl, which I did with David. I solely did black and white photos, all digital with postproduction, but I always tried to give them a “classical”, not too digitized appearance, which is in the tradition of black and white photography.