Monday, 4 May 2009
I've always had a fascination with opencast mines and quarries. I grew up near several in Wales, which I explored as a child. There's something amazing about the manmade marks made to a landscape on such a huge scale, almost like an inverted sculpture or building. I love the 'Manufactured Landscape' photography of Edward Burtynsky, and recently came across a book of his on Quarries.
This wasen't directly in response to this book, but more in response to wanting to dig out the contents of a plaster block (with concrete on the bottom). I'm obsessed with digging holes in the sand whenever I go to the beach, and this was similar in some way.
Posted by Jim Edwards at 20:48