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SOCAR Oil Fields #3 Baku, Azerbaijan, 2006

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?

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Anthony says:

    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.

    1. Sigrun says:

      I don’t know this essay, but the book is here, on my shelf – somewhere …
      Thank you!

  2. Sigrun says:

    ad Anthony’s comment
    Bernd and Hilla Becher:

  3. I’m also a big Burtynsky fan and have been planning to feature his work on 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.

    1. Sigrun says:

      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!
      Thank you!

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