New Documentary Forms – American Power

by alexmasonphotography

American Power

“Mitch Epstein’s current work examines how energy is produced and used in the American landscape. Made on forays to energy production sites and their environs, these pictures question the power of nature, government, corporations, and mass consumption in the United States.”

Looking at the work in this exhibition at the Tate it was easy to get an idea at first glance at what the photographers were trying to communicate. The photographer that stood out to me the most was a man called Mitch Epstein. He has done a series of photos of landscapes which have

This seemed to be the most obvious image which stood out to me. We can see the serene image of a typical looking garden and then in the distance the huge power station overwhelming the image. The composition of the photo is aesthetically pleasing in the sense that it has a lot of depth to it and a range of appealing tones and colours.

This photo calls out to me a way and when I question myself at what this photo is about I get thought about the consumerism of motorcycles and how land can be transformed into a completely different place that would have never been around before a certain product was created.