Photographer Takes Amazingly Haunting Photos Of Chernobyl In Infrared

Hilary Gowan

Journalist

You have probably heard of Chernobyl, one of the biggest nuclear disaster areas in the world, and Pripyat, the town at its core. I've never gone there, but Vladimir Migutin, a photographer specializing in infrared photography, went there for two days. He used a 590-nm infrared filter from Kolari Vision to take some of the most haunting photos of the exclusion zone.

“We always hear praises of the might of Mother Nature, how it renders useless mans’ creations, and bears life above the ruins. Well, it’s something that is always felt, but never on such a huge scale," Vladimir said online. "This place IS the place for these contrasts. It’s pretty hard to describe the overall atmosphere I experienced during this trip. Despite the events of 1986, the ruins, and the rust, I didn’t have grim feelings while traveling there. On the contrary, it felt like I was in a “kind of” paradise on a different planet."

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