In the midst of the freezing winter, Russian photographer Danila Tkachenko travels to remote places where abandoned relics of Soviet innovation lie decaying. Surrounded by the snowy scenery, they stand out as ghostly reminders of Russia’s past: ambitions and a dream of utopia. His photo series, Restricted Areas, shows the human desire for constant improvement and when those desires fail us.
Any progress comes to its end earlier or later, what’s interesting for me is to witness what remains after.
You can find many more images from the series by Danila Tkachenko, winner of this year’s European Publishers Award for Photography, on his website. Also be sure to see his remarkable series, Escape, where he visited hermits who have decided to escape from social life and lived all alone in the wild nature, far away from any villages, towns or other people.