The Hidden Costs by J H Fair
For 20 years I have made hauntingly beautiful images of the industrial scars of our economy and paired them with the relevant scientific data. These tell the story of how our constant desire for more of everything and consumer decisions impacts nature and are key causes of the Climate Crisis and Extinction Crisis.
The locations around the world are found through extensive research. When I get there I hire a small plane – which allows me to fly over any barriers preventing access to these sites – and create images in which these frightening realities can be shown as abstract patterns, becoming art instead of document.
The pictures are made with the highest resolution equipment, giving them an abundance of detail and colour.