Category: Analog Chernobyl

I took my old soviet Kiev 4 rangefinder camera with a couple of rolls of Kodak film on my last trip to the Chernobyl Zone. I really enjoyed photographing Pripyat with a camera that many of its residents owned back in the 1986

The camera has seen better days, the selenium light meter doesn’t work so setting the correct exposure was mostly guess work followed by hoping for the best, on few photographs light streak leaked into the camera body due to perished seals, however I believe those add to its charm and don’t bother me enough to fix it.

Sadly the first roll with most interesting views of the city and sunsets got stuck in the camera. Given the choice of leaving it inside and missing on more photos or trying again in few months, I decided on the latter…

Keep an eye on this space, more will be coming soon!

Lenin Square, Pripyat, on a 35mm film captured with Kiev 4 camera

10th December 2019

Contrary to popular belief, the Chernobyl Town is still inhabited and busy. It’s a beautiful snapshot of a long gone era, a battlefield between humans and nature, with crumbling buildings…

8th December 2019

Rossokha Vehicle Graveyard and Duga radar, known as the Russian Woodpecker, captured on my old Soviet Kiev-4 camera.      

8th December 2019

Villages of the Chernobyl Zone captured on a 35mm film with soviet Kiev-4 camera.    

1st December 2019
1st December 2019