Thursday, April 07, 2005

Burtynsky

I like this paragraph:
"When I shoot an oil field, I understand that I live within a contradiction, because I arrive at that oil field in a car, using oil and burning gasoline. It's our everyday existence. I got to that oil field in a jet. I realize that everything I'm doing is absolutely engaged with and part of the problem," he says. The smell of photography chemicals wafting through his office is also a reminder that Burtynsky himself works within an industry with its own toxins. (more)

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