Friday, April 6, 2012

Creative Industrial Photography By Edward Burtynsky

Edward Burtynsky is a Canadian photographer and artist who has achieved international recognition for his large-format photographs of industrial landscapes. Burtynsky's most famous photographs are sweeping views of landscapes altered by industry: mine tailings, quarries, scrap piles. The grand, awe-inspiring beauty of his images is often in tension with the compromised environments they depict. He has made several excursions to China to photograph that country's industrial emergence, and construction of one of the world's largest engineering projects, the Three Gorges Dam. His work is housed in more than fifteen major museums. Now take a look at some of his creative art work.

Los Angeles, California


Houston, Texas, USA


SOCAR Oil Fields Baku, Azerbaijan


Oil fields, Belridge, California


Scrap Auto Engines, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada


Densified Oil Filters, Hamilton, Ontario


Oxford Tire Pile, Westley, California, USA


Silver Lake Operations, Lake Lefroy, Western Australia


C.N. Track, Skihist Provincial Park, British Columbia


Dryland Farming, Monegros County, Aragon, Spain


Active Section, E.L. Smith Quarry, Barre, Vermont