Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Photographer #007: David Maisel

David Maisel, 1961, from the U.S.A is most known for his photography from the air. He takes photographs of landscapes with a fascination for the deterioration of the earth. For decades he has been photographing copper mines. However from the air they become more like abstract paintings.

In 2005 and 2006 he was triggered by copper again, but now in a different way. He found hundreds of copper canisters that hold the remains of patients from a psychiatric hospital that have never been claimed. Time, the ashes on the inside and other conditions have changed the canisters into unique masterpieces.

Website: www.davidmaisel.com

1 comment:

paigehermreckphoto said...

I actually met him! So I was delighted to see you featured him on this special blog!! He is an amazing artist and I have never heard someone speak with such passion about their work.