This photographic series came from the artist’s time spent in New Orleans in 2019.
The argument for divesting from fossil fuels is evident in the swamps of Louisiana, where one fifth amount of the USA’s domestic crude oil production and refining takes place**. New Orleans is a city of contradictions and at the same time as humans are destroying the natural environment they also celebrate and live amongst it.
These photographs present lush, verdant and refracted images in a series of scenes without human activity. The near monochromatic images present an opposing view of what is ‘overgrown’.
**Louisiana’s 17 oil refineries account for nearly one-fifth of the nation’s refining capacity and can process 3.3 million barrels of crude oil per day.19 Mar 2020. Source – www.eia.gov