Frank Herfort, Grand Park, Moscow, 2009
Frank Herfort: “Imperial Pomp”
Frank Herfort has been criss-crossing Russia for the last four years, photographing its tallest buildings from every angle known to architectural photography.
Frank Herfort, Traffic Police Headquarters, Kazan, 2011
Totally unlike conventional urban photos, his images of monstrously massive buildings with an overwhelming presence seem to come from another time and dimension. All these buildings have sprung up as if from nowhere, backed by the new financial elite that formed after the Soviet Union crumbled.
Frank Herfort, Ministry Buildings, Astana, 2012
There’s no doing things by halves here – these buildings are all about pomp and circumstance and making a statement. Some of the settings, especially the Russian-style rental apartments, accentuate the singularity of the high-rises and the contrast between the two sides of modern Russian life.
Frank Herfort, Chess Centre, Chanty Mansiysk, 2012
Towering over everything, these phantasmagorical structures look like something from a parallel universe.
Frank Herfort, Asia Hotel Tower, Blagoveshensk, 2012
The series is titled ‘Imperial Pomp – Post Soviet Highrise’.