URBEX - Urban Exploration

A Pripyat Summer - the book is officially out!

"A Pripyat Summer" is the first of a 2-volume photojournalistic epic documenting Christiansen and Anderson's weirdly insightful urban explorations into the haunted, radiated, hillbilly shithole that is the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in the eastern Ukraine.


Over 3 days they encounter the infamous nuclear power plant, the surrounding contaminated countryside, the ruined "nuclear city" of Pripyat and its rich traditions of unbridled corruption and ineptitude, massive consumption of the local narcotic, decadence, beastiality and rape, catastophic cuisine and cannibalism, wars of imperial conquest and alien abductions. Their visit is peppered with colorful local characters, incomprehensible officials, ass-raping mutants, a sociopathic guide and her drunken driver, two assholes from Belgium who are making their OWN "A Pripyat Summer" (and must be stopped at all costs), and the heavy-metal, hard-partying insurgents, assasins and mercaneries responsible for the greatest nuclear disaster in history, Even Daenerys Targaryen (Queen of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms) puts in an occassional appearance. Or is he just another Comrade-Dueling-FffARGKing-Banjos-With-A-Satellite-Dish?

Find out in "A Pripyat Summer"

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Preview #4 of our coming Pripyat-book.

Revel in the peoples and the landscapes, the art and architecture, the questionable culture and formidably hazardous cuisine of one of the world’s foremost flea-bitten, back-water, hillbilly shitholes. All this without leaving the comfort of your easy chair.” - Lonely Planet

"A Pripyat Summer" - an addled exploration of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Out Jan. 2015

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In this episode:
Chernobyl 3 fools no one;
the Belgians film a state secret (a capital offence but no biggie...);
the Belgians insult our guide's camera (and are now SERIOUSLY fucked!);
it's time for a little chocolate fiesta!

3rd preview from our coming Pripyat-book is up for download

Download Preview #3 of "A Pripyat Summer" - an addled exploration of the the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (out Jan.2015)

Just like your standard, full-blown acid trip, it peaks bad, mean and ugly around a third of the way through, and for the better part of the remainder you just want the damned thing to stop.” - The Catholic Herald

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The first preview is here.
The second preview is here.

Photos on parade in Copenhagen

Fotoudstilling : Urban Exploration - Forladte Steder

Udstillingen finder sted Galleri LB, Kompagnistræde 41, København K fra 10. januar til 30. januar 2015

Fernisering lørdag den 10. januar 2015 klokken 12:00 - 20:00

Galleri LB lægger i januar måned lokaler til en fotoudstilling, hvor 10 danske Urban Explorers udstiller deres trofæer. Det er fotos fra ture ind i mørke tunneler dybt under jorden, højt oppe fra byens tage og fra forladte pragtvillaer, som langsomt forfalder. Jan Emil Christiansen er blandt udstillerne.

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More free download - preview 2 from our coming Pripyat-book

Download Preview #2 of "A Pripyat Summer" - an addled exploration of the the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (out Jan.2015)

I didn’t know whether to laugh out loud, sob inconsolably into my Guinness, or simply shit my pants to spite myself. So I determined to hazard all three at once, and with some surprising results…” - Irish Times

New book about our trip to Pripyat coming soon - download free preview

Headline says it all. Jon Anderson and Jan Emil have a big book on Pripyat coming out early 2015. We promise it's out of this world (!).

Grab the first preview here (2mb).