Chernobyl is a city in the restricted Exclusion Zona that is situated in the Ivankiv Raion of northern Kiev Oblast, really near Ukraine’s border with Belarus. The city was evacuated in 1986, many hours after the Chernobyl disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. In abandoned places like Chernobyl, the scenarios and enviroment turn totally mysterious and it can be more curious when they are photographed.
The famous city that is located in Ukrain was afected by the disaster. A Russian photographer ventured into the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, armed with an infrared camera from Kolari Vision. Vladimir Migutin documented this indreible enviroment and he feel like he was transported to a different planet.
The city was evacuated in 1986, many hours after the Chernobyl disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. In abandoned places like Chernobyl, the scenarios and ambience turn totally mysterious.
Many hours after the Chernobyl disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant people had to leave the place because they started to get sick and many symptoms like vomiting, headaches and cough.
Before showing these images from Chernobyl, we are going to explain a little more about this filter. Infrared photography let the file or image sensor usted sensitive to infrared light
This filter main reason to be used as military and through the time it started for scientist and artist, making us possible to see what we may ignore.
Vladimir Migutin is a Russian phtographer who was born the same year that happened the disaster in Chernobyl and some years later he decided to visit this city which was affected by a nuclear disaster.
Vladimir visited all the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl with his camera and a infrared filter, so he can document this place which was forgotten.
Even if this place makes people feel that this is a terrific place, vladimir feel like he was in a different planet.
While walking around the place he could see some wolves like the one that appears in this picture. These wolfs used to look for food.
This photographer could capture these places that seem to be waiting for someone to visit them, like this roller coaster that was iconic in this place.
Even if many people who have visited this place felt weird and mysterious vibes, Vladimir felt something different and took advantage to take many pictures of this amazing places.
This is not a simple path with name of different villages. These are all the names of the villages that were forgot by the people, and leaving histories that could be interesting to hear.
The environment around this place is so unique that just a little can understand, even if it is the result of a disaster it looks so beautiful with this filter.
After the nuclear disaster everything just stopped working, like this piano which was the one that helped to have music in the concert hall.
All the buildings, construction and monuments are full of nature with the few plants that survived in those conditions.
Migutin uses infrared photography to show what is invisible for humans eyes, he can notice in a new way, crating landscaped abandoned with another light.
Azure Swimming Pool
All of these photos were shot during a 2 day trip in Chernobyl with a full spectrum camera and a infrared filter.
The Nuclear power plant
While many ignore these places and details, Vladimir goes to Chernobyl and make it to be noticed with these infrared photograph and show us what we can see a simple sight.
An abandoned farm
This city shows us how amazing nature can be and the capacity that it has to survive and recover even if the situation is really hard, definitely a human being could not do that.
And maybe it can be used as reflexion about the consequences that many things developed by the technology created by humans can do.
It doesn't matter if it's scenarios are terrific, is a beautiful place to make to photograpies and Vladimir knew how to do it i a perfect and totally different way.