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Talking Images

Posted by admin | April 21st, 2008 | Filed under Design, Personal Reflection, Who We Are

Photographers observe, explore, and comment on the world around them with their lenses. The best of this breed of artist create images that are approachable, clever, aesthetically pleasing, refraining from trying to bash you over the head with their work’s meaning. Like the saying goes, “Walk softly but carry a big shtick.”

As both a photographer and appreciator of this art form, I’m constantly amazed by people’s brilliance and insight, especially when their work deals with environmental issues in subtle and clever ways.

Below are a few of the artists that have influenced my own personal work; the last two images, a landscape by my boyfriend Kevin Malella and another by yours truly, are our own variations on this theme, presenting both the sublime and the surreal in respect to our changing environment. The interpretation is up to you…


construction108-03-(cohen).jpg Nickel_Tailings_31.jpg Mining-Project-3-(Maisel).jpg

Uranium_Tailings_12-(Burtunsky).jpg Lake-Project-20-(Maisel).jpg

mutatedtower_email72dpi.jpg River-Project-_-3-(Simone).jpg

Photographs (L-R):
1. Dionisio Gonzales – Heliopolis 1
2. Alan Cohen – Construction No. 108-03
3. Edward Burtynsky – Nickel Tailings No. 31 (Sudbury, Ontario 1996)
4. David Maisel – Mining Project 3
5. Edward Burtynsky – Uranium Tailings No. 12
6. David Maisel – Lake Project 20
7. Kevin Malella – Mutated Towers
8. Simone Bogode – River Project No. 3

2 Responses to “Talking Images”

  • April 25, 2008 at 8:57 pm | Lucy says

    Cool post! I’d like to add Chris Jordan to the list: http://www.chrisjordan.com/

  • December 22, 2008 at 2:10 am | zaazaa says

    i just wanted to ask where is the location of the first photo… the panoramic photo for buildings…

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