“I traveled in search of places which used to hold great importance”, Tkachenko says. “These places are now deserted. They have lost their significance, along with their utopian ideology which is now obsolete.” Traveling throughout the former Soviet Union, Tkachenko photographed artefacts from another age—abandoned and decaying, frozen in ice and in time. “Many of these places were once secret cities, that did not appear on any maps or public records”, he continues. “The sites of forgotten scientific triumphs, abandoned buildings of almost inhuman complexity. The perfect technocratic future that never came.” In photographing these decaying sites, Tkachenko points to the futility of our desire for constant progress. “Humans are always trying to own ever more than they have”, he explains. As history shows, such progress is too often tempered by violence—for people, and for the land, the good is almost always outweighed by the bad.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

GQ Magazine Snaps Ryan Gosling Using Google Pixel 3 For November 2018 Shoot

Image via GQ If these stunning photos that were shot by Google…

A Full Spectrum of Waves Course Through Warren Keelan’s Aquatic Photography Edited With the HP ZBook x2

 February 12, 2019 Colossal + HP “Firewater” Whereas many people see…

NSFW: Award-Winning Photos Convey The Beauty Of Birth And Motherhood

Members’ Choice Best In Category: Delivery ‘They Said I Couldn’t Do It.…

Instagram Users, Here’s How To Enter Line Breaks In Captions Sans Dots Or Dashes

Image via Instaspacer Instagram has evolved tremendously over the years, but one…