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Poscards from Pripyat, Chernobyl, from Danny Cooke

Incredible drone footage has been released that shows the abandoned remains of Pripyat, a Ukrainian city that was completely evacuated in the aftermath of the Chernobyl Disaster.

British documentary maker Danny Cooke  has been filmed from the air

has revealed the eerie post-apocalyptic landscape of a town abandoned after the nuclear power station at Chernobyl exploded nearly three decades ago.

A camera mounted on a drone, the British documentary maker Danny Cooke has travelled to Pripyat, just a few miles from the power plant, which was once home to 50,000 people. It was evacuated soon after the disaster on 26 April 1986 that killed 31 people and sent large quantities of radioactive particles into the atmosphere over the western part of the then Soviet Union and Europe as far as away Wales.

“Chernobyl is one of the most interesting and dangerous places I’ve been,” Cooke said. “There was something serene, yet highly disturbing about this place. Time has stood still and there are memories of past happenings floating around us.”

 

Philip Grossman, Personal project about Chernobyl

Philip Grossman’s fascination with art, technology and their applications began with a birthday gift from his uncle: a Ricoh KR5 Super camera. He was 13. From that day forward, he has explored how the human eye perceives light, how cameras and their attendant technologies capture the eye’s images, and how the heart and mind receive them. In business, he has harnessed that artistry and technology to create iconic images, which in turn create personal and corporate images in the public eye.

Senior Director for Media Technology and Strategy at The Weather Channel, where he evaluates and develops the channel’s technological roadmap. He’s also a drone operator, photographer, and member of the Professional Society of Drone Journalists.

He spend 3 years into a personal project about Chernobyl

Chernobyl drone aerial photography

Chernobyl drone aerial photography

Chernobyl drone aerial photography

Chernobyl drone aerial photography

 

Watch footage on VimeoRead Philip Grossman interview on dronejournalism.orgFollow @PGPImages on Twitter

 

 

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29 November 2014
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