Tony Bellaver’s Resource Extraction project photographing clear cut sites in the Pacific Northwest of the United States serves as witness to continued extraction. The photographs were taken with a vintage Hasselblad medium format camera. Using satellite images, photographs of slag piles, and hand-cut text in an accordion fold book, he shows what is removed in an anthropocentric landscape.
In the Absence
Platinum/Palladium contact prints, handcut text on Hahnemuhle Platinum Rag, edition of 10
Resource Extraction and What's Left Behind
Portfolio of Platinum/Palladium prints, edition of 5 with 10 prints each with a letterpress colophon in enclosure.
Clallam County, Washington.
Archival pigment print, handcut text, slipcover. Edition of 10
Douglas County, Oregon.
Archival pigment prints, hand-cut text. Edition of 10