Edward Burtynsky

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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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.


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.