Following the extreme popularity of his previous project, Soviet Bus Stops, photographer Christopher Herwig has made a return with Soviet Metro Stations published on FUEL. This series is the product of Herwig’s subterranean expedition across Russia. Along the journey, Christopher photographed the stations of each metro network of the former USSR.
Extensive use of marble, some serious statement chandeliers and brutal futuristic minimalist glory is on offer throughout the project. Alongside general pictures of each of the Soviet metro stations, Herwig picks out individual elements that, together, embody the Soviet experience. Seemingly endless escalators, bold signage, delicate mosaics and relief sculptures come together to communicate a vivid map of the Soviet metro system.
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