“David Maisel’s Photographs Of Open Pit Mines are Eerily Beautiful.” September 13, 2013. Brooks, Katherine.
“At first glance David Maisel’s gorgeous photographs seem to celebrate the natural beauty of an otherworldly landscape. With bold blues and expressive reds, the images appear to capture unchartered river formations and mystical mountain passes that couldn’t possibly belong to Earth.
But Maisel’s photographs are not celebrating the natural beauty of another planet. His various series illuminate the strangely magnificent aerial appearance of environmentally impacted sites in the United States. He focuses on lands that have been transformed by water reclamation, logging, military tests and mining, producing overwhelmingly stunning artworks that ultimately depict spoiled, desecrated beauty.”