A world of relative inaccessibility, ART, BURTYNSKY, HOME, nature writing, the-HOME-project, urban jungle, Wanderlust, writing still exploring EDWARD BURTYNSKY Posted by Sigrun on June 26, 2012 EDWARD BURTYNSKY: SOCAR Oil Fields #3 Baku, Azerbaijan, 2006 I’m a Norwegian, we make our living producing oil – how can I not be spellbound by a picture like this? Share this:FacebookEmailPrintTumblrPinterestLike this:Like Loading...
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Burtynsky’s work is very striking, isn’t it? Sontag writes so eloquently about this aestheticising of ruined post-industrial landscapes in her essay entitled ‘Melancholy Objects’ in ‘Regarding the Pain of Others’. The influence of Bernd and Hiller Becher on Burtynsky’s work is very evident.
I don’t know this essay, but the book is here, on my shelf – somewhere …
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Bernd and Hilla Becher: http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/95
I’m also a big Burtynsky fan and have been planning to feature his work on Gwarlingo.com. Sigrun, have you seen the wonderful documentary “Manufactured Landscapes”? It’s an intriguing look at Burtynksy’s photography and creative process. I highly recommend it! Thanks for the post.
I am so glad i discovered his work, would love to get to see it in real life – full size.
Since you can recommend the documentary, I will try to get hold of it!