Photographs of Soviet bus stops, done by Aurora photographer Christopher Herwig, recently attracted considerable interest around the world, and now for the first time, are available in book-form. Copies of Herwig’s new photo book “Soviet Bus Stops” are available on Kickstarter for the next two weeks. Herwig is seeking support to “immortalize this incredible modern art form.”
Herwig tells of his experience with Soviet bus stops: “Ever since stumbling upon them while biking to St. Petersburg in 2002 I have been hunting bus stops in remote corners of the former Soviet Union. I have covered more than 30,000 km by car, bus and taxi in 13 countries documenting these wonderfully strange works of art, created behind the Iron Curtain.”
The bus stops show the range of public art from the Soviet era and give a rare glimpse into the creative minds of the time. Huffington Post calls the book “fascinating” and Bears and vodka write that it is a “delicate balance between modern art and clinical insanity.” The photographs are accompanied by research from Moscow-based journalist Slava Kuzminsky.
To order the book and to see a video on the project, click here
To see more work by Christopher Herwig, visit the Aurora Photos website here