On the Shadows of Polidori

In May 2001, Robert Polidori photographed what was left behind in this dead zone. His richly detailed images lead us from the burned-out control room of Reactor 4, where technicians staged the experiment that caused the disaster. Fifteen years later I had the chance to gain access to the control room of the infamous Chernobyl Powerplant, which I photographed and processed using a low key HDR treatment.