Sunday, 2 December 2012

Painting by photos: David Maisel

Photographer David Maisel is famous for his stark images of the world from above. From these heady heights he captures a strange world where nature and humans clash. His projects, Black Maps and The Mining Project, take a birds eye look at the mining industry, documenting the ways human activity has impacted upon the land. Another project documents lakes, flood zones and water reclamation, again showing the devastating transformation of a landscape left at the mercy of human activity through a series beautiful and haunting images. They are so unreal they are like paintings, the colours and patterns giving such an abstract effect it is easy to forget that they are photographs, cold hard evidence of the shapes we are hatching and carving into the surface of the Earth.


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