Canadian photographer Christopher Herwig has released a book-collection of photographs of the stations of the Soviet metro with the same name. Until 1991, 13 underground movement systems were created on the territory of the former Soviet republics, of which the Moscow Metro is the oldest and largest. The Kiev metro today consists of 3 branches and 52 stations, of which Arsenalnaya is considered one of the deepest stations in the world, 105 meters underground.
The architectural critic Owens Haterley helped select the “Soviet Metro Stations” from the 15,000 photographs taken by Herwig for the collection.
“My main goal was to depict the stations a little abandoned, and use people only as a connecting element,” Christopher said. The photographer visited Kharkov, Krivoy Rog, Baku, Samara, Novosibirsk, Nizhny Novgorod, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Yerevan, Tashkent and other cities.
The book can already be ordered at Fuel, at a cost of £ 25.
Recall also that in 2014 Christopher Herwig dedicated the album to Soviet bus stops. The book was so in demand that it was reprinted several times.
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