SOVIET METRO - a journey through cosmic underground spaces
Today, at the beginning of the XXI century, when a sophisticated viewer can rarely be surprised with a bold design or a well-organized space, the Soviet Metro, whose oldest stations will soon be 85 years old, continues to amaze and most importantly - live your own life. Born almost 70 years later than the first metro in the world, the Soviet metro - as the creators themselves called it - immediately overshadowed their foreign “older brothers”. Becoming on its feet after the First World War and the Revolution, the young Land of Soviets, with the opening of the first metro subway in May 1935, seemed to announce to the whole world the talents of its engineers, architects and builders who created not only a modern comfortable transport system, but also the greatest work of art . Like 80 years ago, going down underground - we find ourselves in a completely different world, continuing to live our own life, hidden from the sunlight, hidden from the time.
In his work, Frank Herfort for the first time addresses not only the stations of the world-famous Moscow Metro, but also the underground structures of St. Petersburg, Kiev, Minsk, Baku, Kharkov, Dnepropetrovsk, Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Samara, Tashkent, Tbilisi and Yerevan. Since 2014 he has discovered and worked on his database of more then 600 Soviet Metro Stations of the entire Soviet Era built Metro Systems. He produced not only several thousands of images but the whole essence and soul of the Soviet Metro World.