My main inspiration with this project has been Chernobyl and the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster in April 1986. I really have been inspired by the idea of a whole city being evacuated and the people who left the city not knowing that they would never return.
If you were to return to Chernobyl today a lot of the buildings and flat complexes still have all the left over home items like chairs, beds, wardrobes etc still all left in the same place than they were all those years ago when they got got evacuated.
I first found out about the devastation of Chernobyl when i was 12-13 years old when i played through the game Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare and there is a stealth sniper mission where you have to sneak through the abandoned city of Chernobyl and you can really feel that apocalyptic atmosphere within the game level. It is from here that i have expanded my interest in the location and as soon as i found out about the project ‘Abandoned’ i already had Chernobyl in my mind.
Throughout this project i am going to be referring to Chernobyl a lot especially when i try and create a scene in the abandoned house or building.