Russia today is a country with vast abandoned areas which are constantly increasing in size. The ruins have not only become part of the Russian landscape, but have also taken a firm hold in the consciousness of post-Soviet man in the form of nostalgia for the social structures that collapsed and utopias of the past.
"Motherland" is a commemorative project – a parting with dead and no longer functional structures.
The project was shot in areas at a distance from population centres and woodlands. All the necessary fire safety measures were implemented. During the project not a single private property or cultural heritage site suffered. The remains of any used décor were removed and recycled.
Danila Tkachenko ©