Budapest, Hungary

Macchu Picchu, Peru

Great Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

Sedlec Ossuary, Kutna Hora

These are the remains of 40,000 people who died of Bubonic Plague in the Medieval Ages

Communist Monument on Buzludzha Mountain, Bulgaria

Dole Kaina, Nigeria

Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, Poland

"Work Will Set You Free"

Spent canisters of Zyklon B, the poison used in the gas chambers

Gas chamber of Crematoria No. 1

Ovens of Crematoria No. 1

Bunks where inmates would sleep

Crematoria No. 4, destroyed by Jewish inmates in an uprising on October 7, 1944

Near the end of the war, there was no longer a selection process and all the Jews were sent directly to the gas chambers. Thousands waited right here in these woods, their last moments of peace, before entering the gas chambers.

Most of the buildings in Auschwitz-Birkenau II have been destroyed

Quiet and ghostly site of Auschwitz

Once electrified fences

Oskar Schindler's enamel factory, Emalia, where he saved 1,000 Jews in World War 2. Krakow Poland

Oskar Schindler's office and desk

Pots and various items made by Schindler Jews

The names of Jews Schindler saved. He is the only member of the Nazi Party to be proclaimed as Righteous Among the Nations by the Israeli government

Boy in Banizumbu, Nigeria

Man in a remote area of northern Nigeria

Two Nigerian girls

Man in traditional Nigerian dress

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland

This underground cathedral is carved entirely out of salt. Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland

Subway station, Kiev Ukraine

St. Michael's Golden Dome Cathedral, Kiev Ukraine

Maidan, place where the revolution took place in 2014 that ousted president Victor Yanukovich

A memorial for the Ukrainians who died in the revolution of 2014

Faith is very important for Ukrainians

Ousted President Yanukovich's living room. While many Ukrainians were starving, he lived in extreme luxury

His massive estate included a personal zoo, a lake, helicopter pad, boats, a 5 story mansion, and much more

A chandelier in president Yanukovich's mansion. He sabotaged Ukraine from joining the EU which led to the revolution of 2014

One wing of the classic cars in Yanukovich's garage. This is just one wing, of the classics section. He also had a collection of modern sportscars, jeeps, SUVs and more

Entering the radiation zone of Chernobyl, Ukraine

Checkpoint in the radiation zone

Inside a house within the radiation zone of Chernobyl

Monument to the brave firefighters who died of radiation poisoning containing the fires right after the explosion. One such firefighter was featured in the HBO mini series Chernobyl

Administration offices of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant

The original building of Reactor No 4, Chernobyl

Pipeworks leading from the melted nuclear reactor seen in the background

Workers and engineers in the Chernobyl compound

They were constructing a new dome which will cover the reactor and seal it for 100 years

Lead engineers of the Novarka Project

In Chernobyl there are many stray dogs

View of the Reactor No 4 which exploded on April 26, 1989 due to a experimental test gone wrong

The new dome in construction. As of 2017, this dome has been completed and now covers the original structure

Closeup view of the original building which is now covered by the Novarka Dome and will never be seen ever again

Aerial view of the Chernobyl complex. This was very illegal to do and I faced arrest and confiscation for taking this photo

Scene in Prague, Czech Republic

Vysehrad Castle, Czech Republic

Night view from the Charles Bridge, Prague

Day view of the Charles Bridge, Prague

Ancient astronomical clock, Prague

The peculiar Dancing House, Prague

The famous Lennon Wall, Prague

1,000 year old St. Stephansdom, Vienna

St. Stephansdom, Vienna

Street art, Vienna

Hundertwasserhaus, Vienna

Akropolis, Athens

Soviet Tupolev Tu16 Bomber, Ukraine

Volcano Chachani at sunset, Peru

Soviet Monument, Slovakia

Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest

On the Danube River, Budapest

Beautiful Budapest, one of my favorite cities in Europe

In the Convent of Catalina in Arequipa Peru

About Josef Samuel

I’m a professional wedding and portrait photographer, videographer, graphic designer, and website designer based in South Bend Indiana. I also love to travel and have visited numerous countries around the world. I am very passionate about what I do and would love to talk to you about photographing your wedding or event. Contact me today!