September 18, 2017 • Leave a Comment
The Zone, better known as the Exclusion Zone at Chernobyl is a must visit if your into urbex. A town that has been abandoned for 30 years, a town where people evacuated and left everything behind, a town where nature is reclaiming it's space.
I hadn't really planned to visit Chernobyl but a chance came up to shoot a festival involving the local art college, CCAD . This would give me a chance to make new friends both locally and the Ukraine, so I packed my gear and went.
This blog shows the shots I got from scrambling about in the buildings, what a place and what an adventure.
As I don't normally shoot landscapes or buildings remembering how to set up the tripod took sometime and gave much amusement to a new photographer friend. Everything was rushed, ducking and diving into buildings you were not supposed to enter, hunting down shots and quickly setting up and then getting out.
I also shot a little video on the phone, a regret is that I didn't shoot more. As usual I was travelling too fast, with too many thoughts and not enough time to do everything I wanted to do.. so another visit will be called for, taking more gear.. "the dogs" and "the bat".
The video below shows Pripyat Cafe, complete with it's amazing stained glass. A fantastic piece which I could have shot all day.
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Howy White Photography.
Howy White, born in the North East of England, I now live between London and Hartlepool.
I work full-time for a stone company as the Operations Director and tackle the company Health and Safety, clock up over 600 miles a week in a work commute and normally work a twelve hour day.
When I'm not doing the above I squeeze in a life with Amanda, three cats and Howy White Photography.
When doing the Howy White thing, I love to shoot portraits, bands and musicians, stylist shoots and studio work.
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