Frederic Chaubin, who was born in Cambodia of a French father and Spanish mother, is chief editor of the French magazine Citizen K, and also a photographer who has been attracted by strange architecture in the former Soviet Union. The photos he takes in countries like Lithuania, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus and Georgia, reveal an extraordinary, almost sci-fi world.
It looks like a set from Star Wars.. Wedding Palace (Tbilisi, Georgia, 1985) © Frederic Chaubin
“Druzhba Holiday Center Hall” (Yalta, Ukraine, 1984)© Frederic Chaubin
The architect who designed this building was influenced by a sketch of an imaginary city drawn by a Russian artist. “Roads Ministry” (Tbilisi, Georgia, 1975) © Frederic Chaubin
Polytechnic University (Minsk, Belarus, 1981) © Frederic Chaubin
Local people call this building the Monster.. “Soviet Palace” (Kalinigrad, Russia, 1975) © Frederic Chaubin