|#0026, 15 October 2010 © Jamey Stillings|
photo-eye Gallery is very excited to announce a new body of work by represented photographer Jamey Stillings: Ivanpah Solar.
Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, is a massive, nearly 400 Megawatt, solar thermal electric generation system designed to power over 140,000 homes across Southern California. From its ground breaking in 2009, the project has created quite a footprint in the southwestern desert. Photographed from the air deep in the Mojave Desert of California, Stillings' photographs of the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System draw in sharp relief the organic patterns of nature and how we as humankind mark and mar the landscape. To coincide with the release, photo-eye asked Stillings to tell us a little bit more about this massive undertaking.
|#0897, 14 January 2011 © Jamey Stillings|
"I believe that creation of renewable energy projects, on both micro and macro levels, is essential to our civilization's long-term survival. It has been interesting to learn that the issues surrounding large-scale renewable energy projects are as complex as any other type of power or resource development. A multitude of environmental, economic, political and social choices need to be worked out, often by people and organizations that are theoretically on the "same" side.
|#5871, 11 April 2012 © Jamey Stillings|
"One part creative indulgence, one part practical observation! The interplay of forms provides its own seduction. Enough that I might be content to operate solely on this level! However, my practical side wants to share this transformation to stimulate a broader conversation. If we can comprehend just what creation of large-scale renewable energy projects entail, we can better evaluate and discuss the often-difficult choices and compromises necessary to see it become reality.
"I invite you to give yourself permission to interact with these photographs on multiple levels. Let them be free expressions of form and line, but may they also provoke you to consider the constructive options we face as we mark the land for ourselves and future generation." -- Jamey Stillings
|#1548, 21 April 2011 © Jamey Stillings|
To view Stilling's most recent body of work The Bridge at Hoover Dam please click here. Signed copies of both the trade and limited editions of The Bridge at Hoover Dam from Nazraeli Press are available through photo-eye Books.
For additional information about Jamey Stillings or to acquire one of his photographs, please contact the gallery at (505) 988-5152 x202 or by email.