The Aesthetics of Pollution

Jerry James Stone of the Atlantic and TreeHugger recently highlighted the work of photographer J Henry Fair. Fair’s work captures the nearly-neon intensity of coal mining, aluminum production, oil spills and other industrial nightmares. As Stone points out, the photos have a certain beauty.

“His color palette is so flirtatious you might actually question their authenticity, but Fair confirms that ‘what one sees in the photos is what was there [on land.]'”

“Herbicide manufacturing waste swirling with limegreen highlights”

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