One of my favourite photographers is Canadian artist Ed Burtynsky. His work is primarily focussed on the many ways in which humans impact the earth and is always on a monumental scale. His latest series which is now on exhibition at the Howard Greenberg Gallery here in New York (until November 2nd) is entitled Water and the subject matter is just that. Our world as we know it would not be possible without water and he has captured some really amazing and artful ways in which we manipulate exploit it. I love the scale of his subject and how every photo is truly beautiful and ones eyes search for a reference point or some sense of scale to understand the reality of the subject. It is a truly spectacular talent he has and I recommend andy opportunity you have to see his work.
Photos courtesy of the Howard Greenberg Gallery and Ed Burtynsky