Azerbaijan

Back in August I won a commission to photograph a set of buildings in the former Soviet country Azerbaijan. I took some time before and after the job to shoot my own personal work in this fast changing place.

Azerbaijan sits on huge gas and oil reserves, and has used this wealth to grow since independence from the soviet Union in 1991. It recently hosted an F1 Grand Prix and the Commonwealth Games, and has exciting modern architecture designed by Zaha Hadid in the Heydar Aliyev Building. The culture is a mix of Turkish and Russian influence.

Exterior of Nizami Museum of Azerbaijan Literature, Baku, Azerbaijan

Exterior of Nizami Museum of Azerbaijan Literature, Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku Airport

Baku Airport

Exterior of The Shahid Mosque with Flame Towers in background at night, Baku, Azerbaijan

Exterior of The Shahid Mosque at night, Baku, Azerbaijan

Exterior of The Shahid Mosque with Flame Towers in background at night, Baku, Azerbaijan

Exterior of The Shahid Mosque with Flame Towers in background at night, Baku, Azerbaijan

Shahidlar Monument, Baku, Azerbaijan

Shahidlar Monument, Baku, Azerbaijan

Shahidlar Monument, Baku, Azerbaijan

Shahidlar Monument, Baku, Azerbaijan

Flame Towers, Baku, Azerbaijan

Flame Towers, Baku, Azerbaijan

The Shahid Mosque, Baku, Azerbaijan

The Shahid Mosque, Baku, Azerbaijan

Detail of Flame Towers, Baku, Azerbaijan

Detail of Flame Towers, Baku, Azerbaijan

Detail of Flame Towers, Baku, Azerbaijan

Detail of Flame Towers, Baku, Azerbaijan

Flame Towers, Baku, Azerbaijan

Flame Towers, Baku, Azerbaijan

Housing Estate, Ganja, Azerbaijan

Housing Estate, Ganja, Azerbaijan

Housing Estate, Ganja, Azerbaijan

Housing Estate, Ganja, Azerbaijan

Housing Estate, Ganja, Azerbaijan

Housing Estate, Ganja, Azerbaijan

Housing Estate, Ganja, Azerbaijan

Housing Estate, Ganja, Azerbaijan

Lake Goygol, Ganja, Azerbaijan

Lake Goygol, Ganja, Azerbaijan

Portrait of Sohret the Tea seller, Ganja, Azerbaijan

Portrait of Sohret the Tea seller, Ganja, Azerbaijan

Portrait of Sohret the Tea seller, Ganja, Azerbaijan

Portrait of Sohret the Tea seller, Ganja, Azerbaijan

Exterior of Heydar Aliyev Building at night (designed by Zaha Hadid), Baku, Azerbaijan

Exterior of Heydar Aliyev Building at night (designed by Zaha Hadid), Baku, Azerbaijan

Exterior of Heydar Aliyev Building designed by Zaha Hadid, Baku, Azerbaijan

Exterior of Heydar Aliyev Building designed by Zaha Hadid, Baku, Azerbaijan

Exterior of Heydar Aliyev Building designed by Zaha Hadid, Baku, Azerbaijan

Exterior of Heydar Aliyev Building designed by Zaha Hadid, Baku, Azerbaijan

Watermelons being sold from car, Baku, Azerbaijan

Watermelons being sold from car, Baku, Azerbaijan

Exterior of Heydar Aliyev Building at night (designed by Zaha Hadid), Baku, Azerbaijan

Exterior of Heydar Aliyev Building at night (designed by Zaha Hadid), Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku, Azerbaijan

Exterior of House of Government, Freedom Sqaure, Baku, Azerbaijan

Exterior of House of Government, Freedom Sqaure, Baku, Azerbaijan

Souvenir Stall, Baku, Azerbaijan

Souvenir Stall, Baku, Azerbaijan

Carpet Shop, Baku, Azerbaijan

Carpet Shop, Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku, Azerbaijan

Vintage Russain Car from 1955 parked on cobbled street, Baku, Azerbaijan

Vintage Russain Car from 1955 parked on cobbled street, Baku, Azerbaijan

Vintage Russain Car from 1955 parked on cobbled street, Baku, Azerbaijan

Vintage Russain Car from 1955 parked on cobbled street, Baku, Azerbaijan

Men playing Backgammon in Old Town, Baku, Azerbaijan

Men playing Backgammon in Old Town, Baku, Azerbaijan

Men playing Backgammon in Old Town, Baku, Azerbaijan

Men playing Backgammon in Old Town, Baku, Azerbaijan

Nizami Monument, Baku, Azerbaijan

Nizami Monument, Baku, Azerbaijan

Nizami Monument, Baku, Azerbaijan

Nizami Monument, Baku, Azerbaijan

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