Naoya Hatakeyama - Lime Works
Another photographic series within an industrial setting which inspired some of the shots from my project at Huntsman is Lime Works by Japanese photographer Naoya Hatakeyama. These stunning images show many different aspects of 30 different lime works plants, from the interiors, the exterior, the surrounding landscape, and also the product itself. For my own project I wanted to include photographs showing each of these same aspects but also including some portraits.
Edward Burtynsky - Oil
These images from the multi-part series called Oil helped to inspire some of the types of shots I wanted to take at Huntsman. The repeated patterns of the pipes and tanks, or the jumble of oil cans in a pile have a type of aestheic quality that is different from regular picturesque landscapes, but has it’s own type of beauty, within the textures and colours and patterns. Some of the images, although showing areas of landscape that have been devastated by the industry also have their own beauty, such as the images from high above the landscape.