One of the interesting parts of my visit to Ukraine in September was visiting Chernobyl, the site of the worst nuclear accident in our short history of using this technology. I’m sure you probably know a lot already about the accident, but visiting the place really makes you stop and think that the way nuclear power was used those days was not very safe at all. The visit takes you inside both exclusion zones (the 30km and 10km ones) and you actually get quite close to reactor number 4 which was where the explosion took place. The radiation is fairly low in most places and the exposure you get in the few hours of being there is lower than what you receive on a transatlantic flight at 30,000 feet.
From a photography point of view, the place is really interesting, but going in I had my doubts I could come up with something unique as I had seen many interesting series of photographs from here. But as I started shooting, I came up with the idea of trying to photograph everything like I would do for an interior or architectural job – very straight lines, highlighting the places and trying to find beautiful light in all of this destruction. I’ve got a good series of images I am happy with and I’ll post them in the weeks and months to come.