– Post-Communist Industry


This project stems from whatever memories still exist of a long tradition of communist labor. My fascination with abandoned eastern European factories is manifested in a constant search for capturing the essence of those places with my camera. Using a unique technique of combining multiple exposures into one complete image, I try to create images that reflect the true colors and “feel” of the factories. The HDR technique I’m using has an essential conceptual role in my work, rather than being a sole technical need, it reflects on the paranoid need to preserve a-soon-to-be-gone that at some point in history engaged the lives of an entire community. In that sense those huge deserted place with old machines, are reminiscences of the long gone ideology of manhood and pride of labor.


Bulgaria

Old Train Factory

Workers Residence

Friendship lake – Gara Izkar

Old Train Factory

kremikovci

Air force base


Romania

Craiova

Petrochemical Factory

Calan

Copsa Mica

Lupani


Cuba

Havana