A szovjet buszmegállók az elnyomott kreativitás kitörő csodái – fotók

Sokkoló és egyben lenyűgöző fotók a volt Szovjetunió területén díszelgő buszmegállókról.

Christopher Herwig fotós igen érdekes témát talált: 12 éven keresztül 29 ezer kilométert utazott az egykori Szovjetunióban, és nagy hévvel készített képeket a korszak építészeti emlékeiről. Elsősorban a szovjet buszmegállók ragadták meg. Ezekből a fényképekből Soviet Bus Stops címen egy albumot is összeállított.

A fotós elmondta: sohasem látta még a kreatív önkifejezés ilyen mértékű változatosságát közhasználatú épületeknél. Úgy véli, ezek a buszmegállók többnyire nem is a Szovjetunióról szóltak, hanem az egyes régiók építészeiről, akikből az elnyomott kreativitás szabadult ki az alábbi képeken látható buszmegállók formájában.

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Bus stop, Shlyakhtyntsi, Ukraine – From our book 'Soviet Bus Stops Volume II', by Christopher Herwig. – – 'It is now reasonably well known that the bus stops of the USSR in its late years were extraordinary. They appear to contradict received wisdom about the Soviet Union and the Russian Federated Soviet Republic that formed its largest and often too overbearing part. For one thing, they are rural. The landscape-image that Soviet state propaganda produced about itself was overwhelmingly urban and monumental – all those posters with montaged skylines of spired high-rises, concrete blocks stepping in formation, TV towers, Sputniks, factory chimneys. Even rural imagery was heavy and industrial – grain silos, tractors, combine harvesters. This propaganda was designed to showcase success in the more achievable of the Soviet state’s two aims: the industrialisation of the Eurasian sprawl of the former Russian Empire, which in 1917 was largely rural, and – however much we may marvel at the high culture of old St Petersburg – largely illiterate.’ – Owen Hatherley from the introductory essay 'Ducks, Decorated Sheds and Felix Dzerzhinsk'. – – – – – – – #sovietbusstops #photography #christopherherwig #автобуснаяостановка #ukraine #brutalist #brutalism #architecture #geometry #brutalism #brutalist #newbrutalism #родомизссср #sovietera #books #photobooks #brutalistarchitecture #publicart #streetart #brutalist_architecture #brutal_architecture #concrete #block #sovietarchitecture #sovietunion #communistarchitecture #modernarchitecture #ussr #soviet #fueldesign #fuelpublishing

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Chepelivka, Ukraine – From our book 'Soviet Bus Stops Volume II', by Christopher Herwig. – ‘Ukraine and Georgia, January 2017. I stared at my GPS and compared it to my phone: both screens were empty, confirming that the car was some distance from any known road. In the excitement of the hunt I had become completely lost in the Ukrainian countryside, driving along unpaved or cobbled stone streets, through villages whose most impressive structures were their bus stops. It was not the first time this had happened. It was then that I realised why I felt unfulfilled after completing the longest road trip of my life. I recognised that the project wasn’t going to end at a specific destination. Of course – salvation could only come in the form of a bus stop.’ Afterword by Christopher Herwig. – – – #sovietbusstops #photography #christopherherwig #автобуснаяостановка #ukraine #brutalist #brutalism #architecture #geometry #brutalism #brutalist #newbrutalism #родомизссср #sovietera #books #photobooks #brutalistarchitecture #publicart #streetart #brutalist_architecture #brutal_architecture #concrete #block #sovietarchitecture #sovietunion #communistarchitecture #modernarchitecture #ussr #soviet #fueldesign #fuelpublishing

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Photographer Christopher Herwig first discovered the unusual architecture of Soviet-era bus stops during a 2002 long-distance bike ride from London to St. Petersburg. Herwig began to notice surprisingly designed bus stops on otherwise deserted stretches of road. Twelve years later, Herwig had covered more than 18,000 miles in 14 countries of the former Soviet Union, traveling by car, bike, bus and taxi to hunt down and document these bus stops. His photos come from Kazakhstan to Kyrgyzstan, Armenia to Abkhazia, and everywhere in between. You can now buy the images in photobook, ‘Soviet Bus Stops’. #christopherherwig #sovietbusstops #theculturetrip #travelphotography #armenia #kazakhstan #Turkmenistan #Uzbekistan #Kyrgyzstan #Tajikistan #Ukraine #Moldova #Armenia #Abkhazia #Georgia #Lithuania #Latvia #Belarus #Estonia

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