Cosmic Communist Constructions photographed

Greta Hoffman Reader Find

By Greta Hoffman in New Photography on Monday 2 May 2011

The name pretty much says it all. Frédéric Chaubin’s recently published collection of photographs from the late Soviet-era is truly cosmic. The photographs pop with a surreal grandeur, made more fascinating by the stark contrast of these extraordinary buildings and their very ordinary purposes.

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1970s and 80s Soviet Union buildings

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in Architecture on Wednesday 5 August 2009

Cambodian born photographer Frederic Chaubin is the editor of French magazine Citizen K. His photo series on bizarre buildings built in the former Soviet Union during the 1970s and 80s is absolutely fascinating.

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