About

Fabian Muir is based in Sydney and Berlin. His fine art images have been acquired by many significant collections. Amongst other publications, his work has appeared in The Guardian, LensCulture, Vogue Entertaining + Travel, Black + White Magazine, The Sydney Morning Herald, Mindfood Magazine, Ampersand Magazine, Studio Magazine and The Age. His short film Holiday in Abkhazia won the award for best screenplay at the Strasbourg International Film Festival in 2009. With a soft spot for cricket, he also contributes regular features and photographs to ESPNcricinfo.com and has written for Wisden.

He is represented by Michael Reid in Sydney and Berlin. Further information available here (opens in new window)

Aside from the long-term project 'Blue Burqa in a Sunburnt Country,' the principal focus of this website is the countries and de facto republics of the former Soviet Union. With the aid of a Russian grammar book and some hardy travel companions, what started as a simple curiosity has developed over the years into a fascination, love and passion. These countries uplift, frustrate, stimulate, depress and inspire in equal measure. Almost always, however, there is beauty to be found in the most unexpected forms and places.

The majority of the images on this website were taken in:
  • The Russian Federation
  • Uzbekistan
  • Azerbaijan
  • Ukraine
  • Republic of Abkhazia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Georgia
  • Tajikistan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Armenia
  • Estonia
  • Lithuania
  • Belarus
  • Nagorno Karabakh Republic
  • The territory of the former German Democratic Republic