Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Edward Burtynsky

Seems to be that every time I look at environmental photographers, I always go back and have a look at Burtynsky's work. Perhaps because it was the first of that type of work I saw that I was so struck by it. But it's not only the content of the images, it's the way in which he has photographed them. The colours are muted and subdued which makes them beautiful, even though they are images of destruction and devastation.

I was totally blown away the first time I saw his 'Shipbuilding' series.

I was given his book 'Manufactured Landscapes' as a gift last Christmas and the 'nickel tailings' photographs are extraordinary. Wonderful but scary at the same time.


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