Sunday, 30 January 2011

Edward Burtynsky

There's a great little exhibition on at Flowers Central in Cork Street at the moment (recently featured in the FT here), of some unusual work by Edward Burtynsky. Renowned for his large-scale photography of industrial landscapes, he has decided to exhibit work on smaller polaroid film - which he normally only used to check exposure and focus in his compositions, before using his costly large-format film.

I first became a fan of Burtynsky's work when I came across the mesmerising documentary 'Manufactured Landscapes' with its incredible long shots of enormous Chinese factories, power stations, oil rigs and piles of refuse at landfill sites.

The trailer for the documentary is below.

If his work interests you, I strongly suggest you watch this longer (35min) lecture produced for TED talks, below.

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