Posted by Jon
Shot at mining quarries and ship breaking yards around the world, these photographs by Edward Burtynsky seem both familiar and otherworldly.
Nature transformed through industry is a predominant theme in my work. I set course to intersect with a contemporary view of the great ages of man; from stone, to minerals, oil, transportation, silicon, and so on. To make these ideas visible I search for subjects that are rich in detail and scale yet open in their meaning.
They almost feel like set photos from the most amazing science fiction/fantasy motion picture from the 70s to me. See the rest here.
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bry fausto says:August 4, 2011 at 12:00 am
the documentary is great as well…
Jon says:August 4, 2011 at 1:54 am
@Bry Fausto – Thanks, have to check that out.
aldous says:August 4, 2011 at 7:02 am
these are amazing.. thanks for the tip
Adam says:August 4, 2011 at 7:21 am
Salemid says:August 4, 2011 at 8:19 am
The third image is reminiscent of Donald Judd.
jon says:August 4, 2011 at 5:55 pm
Those are jaw droppers, I plan on pickin up some of his books now
Damian says:August 5, 2011 at 7:55 pm
Ditto on the documentary – a definite must-see. It’s called Manufactured Landscapes and the opening shot alone will blow you away.
android says:August 9, 2011 at 5:03 am
They gave me different feelings, and never see this amazing photos
Gabe says:August 9, 2011 at 10:56 am
Ironically I just watched the documentary a week ago. It feels more poignant with every passing moment – Destructive Passivity.