Cold war remaints of Togliatti.

About 1000 km east of Moscow lies a city which could be best described as The Automotive Capital of Russia: Togliatti (Толятти).

Hosting not only one the largest automotive factories in the world, Togliatti is also home to a very unique museum: “The Technical Tuseum / Технический музей”. Due to it´s incredibly large collection of past-time military equipment, this place is a dream come true for any photographer equipped with more than just a tiny taste for industrial or history.






































All photos by Henrik Sundberg and Linda Fredling.




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Swedish post-industrial monument

Sulfite factory, Sweden.

The factory, once part of a major chemical business, was abandoned in the late seventies when globalization changed the market terms and rendered many previous investments obsolete.

























All images by Henrik Sundberg & Linda Fredling.
Equipment used: Sony A900, Sony A99, Minolta AF 17-35, Sigma 12-24, Minolta AF 50/1.4


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Psychiatric playground


I recently had the pleasure of visiting a former mental hospital which was also used as a sanatorium for patients suffering from tuberculosis. These two areas of medical care have more in common than one would first expect due to the nature of the frequent tuberculosis outbreaks in the beginning of the 19th century. Quite often, the survivors who escaped the illness and the probable slow death often ended up being the last survivor of their families. Due to this, the suicide rates were very high in medical facilities caring for the survivors.

According to the prevailing method of treating tuberculosis at that time, the sanatoriums were often located in remote areas with fresh and dry air, often surrounded by forests. From a modern medical viewpoint, the main advantages of these installations were most likely the improved sanitary conditions rather than mountain air, compared to the surrounding villages and the inadequate hygiene that was common at that time.






















All images were captured by Henrik Sundberg and Linda Fredling. Equipment used: Sony A99 & Sony A900, Minolta AF 50/1.4, Minolta AF 17-35/2.8-4.5 & Sigma 12-24

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