still exploring EDWARD BURTYNSKY

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 on “still exploring EDWARD BURTYNSKY

  1. 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.

  2. 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!
      Thank you!

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