20.11.09

David Maisel


from 'History’s Shadow'.

David Maisel’s large-scaled, otherworldly photographs chronicle the complex relationships between natural systems and human intervention, piecing together the fractured logic that informs them both.



from 'History’s Shadow'.



from 'The Lake Project'



from 'Terminal Mirage'


from 'The Forest'


from 'Oblivion'

Maisel’s aerial images of environmentally impacted sites explore the aesthetics and politics of open pit mines, clear-cut forests, and zones of water reclamation, framing the issues of contemporary landscape with equal measures of documentation and metaphor. As Leah Ollman states in the Los Angeles Times, “Maisel’s work over the past two decades has argued for an expanded definition of beauty, one that bypasses glamour to encompass the damaged, the transmuted, the decomposed.”
David Maisel was born in New York City in 1961.

Found at La Main Gauche

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