Frederic Chaubin: Soviet Sci-Fi
Posted by Scott
Pop Up Storefront Los Angeles showcased some great photos from Frederic Chaubin, the Cambodian born French-Spanish editor of Citizen K magazine. The show, entitled “CCCP: Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed”, focused on Chaubin’s fascination with the sort of futurist architecture that came out of Soviet Russia’s Cold-War era. I’ve always been quite impressed by Soviet architecture like this; they somehow built real versions of all those artist’s renderings of future societies that people were cranking out in the 50’s and 60’s. I’ve never seen it represented quite so faithfully; Chaubin’s photos really capture that whole utopian society vibe.
PingMag Interview With Caubin
NYT coverage of the show
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Tommy says:February 23, 2009 at 9:20 am
Is it me, or does that top photo look like a giant robot peering over the lake?
greg says:February 23, 2009 at 10:44 am
They did a similar show in NYC a couple of years ago. It was really amazing stuff. Well worth seeing if you’re in the area.
Jakub says:February 23, 2009 at 12:06 pm
That last photo of that huge office building made me drool on myself
Scott says:February 23, 2009 at 12:15 pm
yeah, exactly what I thought the first time I saw it. love that shot, a blow up for my wall would be nice.
Rent says:February 23, 2009 at 7:28 pm
yeah these definitely look like some buildings straight from a brave new world..badass!
Nikoloz says:March 2, 2009 at 11:02 am
Construction on the third photo in mine to the country. i live from georgia. Now Russia is at war with my country…
dave says:March 4, 2009 at 1:18 am
I love these photos. Really amazing work.
Vladimir says:February 11, 2011 at 2:23 pm
Here is the link to read about this period and see more of the original photos of many of the same buildings: