Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl – A haunting look of these abandoned places filmed by Danny Cooke.

Whilst working for CBS News on a ’60 Minutes’ episode, freelance filmmaker Danny Cooke had the opportunity to capture some haunting footage of Chernobyl and Pripyat.

Chernobyl’s nuclear disaster in 1986 had an effect on so many people also hundreds and thousands of miles away. Also today, the immediate region is still a contaminated area and by far not a safe place for filming. Armed with a camera and a dosimeter geiger counter, Danny Cooke explored these abandoned places. Together with his guide Yevgen, he spent one week exploring Chernobyl and the nearby abandoned city of Pripyat.

Below you can see some stills and a video that features a compilation of his amazing footage. The used soundtrack is called ‘Promise land’ by Hannah Miller.

Drone flight above a shipwreck.

Drone flight above a shipwreck.

An old dilapidated building.

An old dilapidated building.

Old abandoned buildings from Soviet era.

Old abandoned buildings from Soviet era.

A dilapidated indoor swimming pool.

A dilapidated indoor swimming pool.

Still from the short film Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl.

Still from the short film Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl.

Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl by Danny Cooke.

Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl by Danny Cooke.

Footage from a production for CBS News on a '60 Minutes' episode which aired on Nov. 23, 2014.

Footage from a production for CBS News on a ’60 Minutes’ episode which aired on Nov. 23, 2014.

Old Soviet murals.

Old Soviet murals.

Innumerable gas masks, a symbol of the infested places.

Innumerable gas masks, a symbol of the infested places.

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