I didn’t come to Ukraine to photograph destruction but I knew it was a possibility. Traveling back into Kyiv after the opening weeks of the war, we saw destruction everywhere. A hotel on the highway was destroyed, cars were shot to shreds, and destroyed tanks and APCs were all around. This was a preview of what we’d see as we came to tour the outskirts of Kyiv.
Going on to Bucha, Borodyanka and Makariv, we could see the devastation of what the Russian war was doing to civilian residential towers, shops and communities. The smell of war was all around.