UrbEx Photographer Tim Knifton Explores Chernobyl’s Eerie Ruins
Photography inspiration for lovers of UrbEx
If you love UrbEx photography it’s not unlikely that you have a running list of must-visit abandoned places. For photographer Tim Knifton a long-time must photograph spot was the Chernobyl exclusion zone in Pripyat, Ukraine.
The entire town was evacuated in 1986 after an nuclear disaster occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear rector. Although to this day no one is allowed to live near the site, it hasn’t kept curious photographers away. “Urban explorers all have their bucket lists of places we’d like to go visit—Chernobyl was one of the top places on my list where I wanted to see,” Knifton says in the video.
Check out the video above to see Knifton’s eerie views of the area’s urban ruins and if you ever decide to try and photograph there, be careful.