In 2005, the highest paid commercial photographer in the world retired, bought a farm on Hawaii and decided to focus on his artistic work. LAND SCAPE / Refineries and Gas Stations is the result of this retreat. The photographer presents the viewer with futuristic temples torn between evolution and destruction, seduction and menace, like “architectural avatars” build from pasteboard, LED and recycled objects—hair curlers, egg cartons, tin cans, electronic waste—in order to illustrate and condemn our universal dependence on oil, and the “precipice” it represents for our civilization.
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