Soviet Style

Friday, May 29, 2009

Polytechnic University (Minsk, Belarus, 1981)

“Druzhba Holiday Center Hall” (Yalta, Ukraine, 1984)

“Roads Ministry” (Tbilisi, Georgia, 1975) 

“Soviet Palace” (Kalinigrad, Russia, 1975)

Wedding Palace (Tbilisi, Georgia, 1985)

Frederic Chaubin, who was born in Cambodia of a French father and Spanish mother, is chief editor of the French magazine Citizen K, and also a photographer who has been attracted by strange architecture in the former Soviet Union. 
The photos he takes in countries like Lithuania, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus and Georgia, reveal an extraordinary, almost sci-fi world.