When I was a kid I was fascinated by space. I used to build Lego cosmodromes that sent little plastic men on imaginary journeys across the galaxy. But at the same time these guys were doing it for real. This is Buran, the space plane that represented the pride and hopes of the Soviet people
Baikonur is a closed Russian City in the Kazakhstan desert. The town serves the active Russian Cosmodrome where Soyuz rockets are still launched.
The launch of the Soyuz MS-15 from Baikonur Cosmodrome in 2019 took the first Astronaut from the UAE into space.
The top secret Cobra Mist project. An Anglo American Cold War collaboration in experimental over the horizon radar based on an isolated windswept shingle spit off the Suffolk Coast.
Harpur Hill is now home to the UK Health and Safety Executive Laboratories, but was formerly a World War II bomb store, RAF 28 MU Harpur Hill. Its an interesting site to say the least.
A former chemical weapons factory in the UK producing pyro and mustard gas which later played a role in the development of the worlds first atomic bomb and whose huge underground storage tunnels were once considered as a location to store the nations gold reserves in times of war.
Take a virtual tour of RAF Ventnor Chain Home Radar Station on the Isle of Wight as it is today.
Spurn head is a 3 mile peninsula in the Humber Estuary with significant wartime history.
A rare visit to the R3 ROTOR Bunker, the surface R12 building and the remaining, but decommissioned, type 85 radar at RAF Neatishead which is still operational, but was scaled down to a RRH (remote radar head) in 2004.
In 1962 The Cuban Missile Crisis brought the world closer to nuclear war than ever before, but what the west didn’t know at the time was that the Soviets already had Nuke’s in their backyard! This is the amazing, secret storey of Vogelsang.
Brdy Klondajk was a former soviet Surface to Air Missile base – rumoured at one point to have held a secret deployment of nuclear warheads targeted at West Germany
Vehicles of the exclusion zone is a short video featuring just some of the vehicles that have become victim of the Chernobyl Power Station disaster of 1986.
Vehicles of the exclusion zone is a short photoset and video combination featuring just some of the vehicles that have become victim of the Chernobyl Power Station disaster of 1986.
Even with favourable tides it still takes an hour from land to reach these isolated monsters which protected London against the Nazi bombs and rockets of World War II. They are now abandoned and unused, rusting in the water 6 miles from the coast around the Thames Estuary.
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.
At the break up of the Soviet Union Ukraine was left with many Missile Launch Silos such as this, most are now full of concrete, but this one remains as a museum. It is identical to the ones in Russia today which still contain missiles targeted at the west.
Heeresbekleidungsamt is a former NAZI Uniform factory which, after WWII, was taken by the Soviets. With its own railway sidings the Russians found it an idea place to process their plunders of war before sending them back to Moscow by rail.
On the night of 5 June 1944, a force of 181 men landed silent wooden gliders within feet of ‘Pegasus Bridge’ in Normandy, France. This marked the beginning of ‘D Day’ and the allied invasion of occupied Europe.
An abandoned Soviet Russian coal mine at Grumant and the associated port and settlement at Coles Bay on Spitsbergen in the Arctic
Our intention was to visit the abandoned Russian mining settlement of Pyramiden, however despite months of planning the weather made access impossible, so we spent a week exploring the Arctic, with snowmobiles, cameras and the drone. This is the result.
Krampnitz was a German military barracks used by the Nazi’s during WWII. It was captured and taken over by the Russians just one day after the Germans fled in April 1945. It has since been used for filming Enemy at the Gates and Inglourious Basterds and now lies derelict and abandoned.
NSA Field Station Teufelsberg, once part of the Echelon spy network listening to the soviets just a few miles away in East Germany, now lies derelict and in a state of disrepair.
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.
From 1963 to 1992 NSA Spy Station Teufelsberg listened in to Soviet Union radio signals as part of the Echelon cold war spy network for the UK and USA. Now it stands on the highest hill in West Berlin derelict and abandoned.
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...
Auschwitz I was first constructed to hold Polish political prisoners, who began to arrive in May 1940. The first extermination of prisoners took place in September 1941, and Auschwitz II–Birkenau went on to become a major site of the Nazi “Final Solution to the Jewish question”.