Instagram is the only social media gaff you're guaranteed to find me hanging out in these days. True, every now and then I'll check into Facebook or Twitter, usually to research a gig, band or some such, but increasingly the experience leaves me feeling utterly despondent about the state of humanity. My own Instagram posts generally consist of photos and minimal text, with walks, records and old family snapshots being the regular fare, much the same as this place come to think of it. Over there I also follow a variety of creative artists and sundry other special interest accounts. One such special interest account is that of photographer Christopher Herwig, whose Soviet Bus Stops project morphed directly from his earlier and equally fascinating documentation of Soviet Metro Stations. If you're at all interested in art, architecture or social history, take a gander at this remarkable, still growing resource. Attached are a few of his shots to give you the general idea.
Wednesday, 23 November 2022
Instagram Favourites #1 - Soviet Bus Stops
Labels: Instagram Favourites, New Mastersounds
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Lovely stuff. I have a book of photos of war memorials in the former Yugoslavia which covers similar ground. What's your name in Insta?
I didn't think that anyone round these parts was on Insta Adam, but just found you and pinged a follow request.
Only joined fairly recently
Love it - right up my strasse. Me being me, tho', I'd like to see a few people waiting at them. And a few Russian buses thrown in too. (I know, I'm very demanding, aren't I?)
Much better than any bus stops round these parts. Not quite enough to make me want to move to Russia though.
These are wonderful, so beautifully bizarre too. I'm staggered at the scale of the model on no. 3 and love the artwork on no. 2. Wish we could do something like that round these parts, and they'd go perfectly with Mondrian-painted buses too (to refer to John's recent bus post). It's definitely time for more art and creativity in ordinary places. I guess here in the West we just went down the obvious capitalist advertising route, ugh.
John/Rol/C: The account definitely worth a scroll through. The bus stops are weird and wonderful, almost folk-art at times, while the some of the architecture in the Metro Stations is astounding.
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