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Frank Herfort: “Imperial Pomp”

Art | February 10, 2014 |

Frank HerfortFrank 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 HerfortFrank 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 HerfortFrank 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 HerfortFrank Herfort, Chess Centre, Chanty Mansiysk, 2012

Towering over everything, these phantasmagorical structures look like something from a parallel universe.

Frank HerfortFrank Herfort, Asia Hotel Tower, Blagoveshensk, 2012

The series is titled ‘Imperial Pomp – Post Soviet Highrise’.

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