DURING LONG TRAIN rides across Ukraine as a kid in the 1990s, Sasha Maslov amused himself by leaning out the window, as far as possible, to glimpse what lay ahead.
Ukrainain Railroad Ladies is a visual exploration of unnoticed phenomenon of the crossing houses and dive back into my childhood fascination with them.
Meet the female railroad traffic controllers living in quirky houses alongside Ukraine’s railroad system
Maslov’s project isn’t merely a series of portraits though, it is also a reflection of the landscape along the Ukrainian railway system, where the landscape is dotted with the charming exteriors, painted in pastels, of the homes where these women live.
The allure will wear out on you very quickly if you’re actually working there,—Maslov says.Though from a visual perspective, I still find it magical.
Since then, some have been covered with protective wiring.