Saturday 11 May 2013

Precious Commodities - Mishka Henner

Precious Commodities, by Mishka Henner, at the Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool.

An extraordinary exploration of American oil fields and the beef industry taken from satellite imagery. It's hard to believe that these photographs have been taken from the web as the colours and texture resemble something more like an abstract landscape painting.

Coronado Feeders, Dalhart, Texas.

The orange bit is an enormous cesspit for cattle.

Randall County Feedyard, Amarillo, Texas

Levelland Oil Field.

These images are not only aesthetically pleasing, but they also force us to question the way land has been appropriated and the landscape scarred for human need, greed and profit.

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