What was once, one of the most secret places on earth now lies abandoned within the radioactive Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. One of the first videos from our week long filming trip.
From July 1976 to December 1989 a mysterious radio signal could be heard all over the world. Its source was a subject of much controversy, but at the end of the cold war the speculation ended and made way for the truth. Its source was a top secret Soviet Military installation which now lies abandoned and in ruins.
In Feb 2014, with his country on the brink of civil war, Viktor Yanukovych knew it was over. Apparently he packed as much money and gold as he could and fled to Russia by helicopter. This is what he left behind.
Whilst Germany was divided this building housed the Iraqi embassy to the former GDR, now the building lies abandoned with broken windows and paperwork including old visa applications scattered on the floor.
The 2013 Berlin Festival of lights and the peaceful protests of the ‘refugees without status’
Beelitz Heilstätten, home to the imperial German Army, the Red Cross, where Adolf Hitler was treated during the battle of the Somme, the stalking grounds for a sadistic serial killer and shelter for Erich Honecker under the protection of the Soviets when the Berlin wall came down. This abandoned place has a storey to tell.
Saddam’s Palace overlooking Ancient Babylon, Iraq. Visited in 2012 after the American led invasion and before Iraq spiralled into civil war following their withdrawal.
An excerpt from my photo journal arriving in Baghdad, in October 2012 after the withdrawal of the American’s and before Islamic State took hold and destroyed large parts of Iraq months later.
I have always been interested in the Cold War, especially its effects in Germany following world war II, so in March 2012 I headed off to Berlin to meet a chap called Cliewe who had first hand experience of what divided Berlin was like. I had read about Cliewe in an...
A return to the exclusion zone in 2010 to see how things had changed over the last couple of years.
Photos from the Chernobyl Exclusion zone from my first trip in 2008 before it was quite as well visited as it is today.