Editor’s Note: HBO production designer Luke Hull was influenced by the Chernobyl images taken by ASMP Professional Member Gerd Ludwig. See all of the Chernobyl-related stories and photos posted on Ludwig’s website.
New television series Chernobyl tells the story of the 1986 nuclear disaster that occurred in Ukraine, then part of the former Soviet Union, and its devastating human cost.
The five-part HBO and Sky UK series has been a huge hit, hooking audiences with stories of human bravery, edge-of-seat action and mind-blowing sets. Think dystopian retro-industrial scenes and eerie green tones.
Production designer Luke Hull – who is currently working on the Game of Thrones prequel – explains how the show’s aesthetic conveys the mood of the tragic event, whose impact continues to this day.