Published July 2013
Essay by Barbara Bloemink
230 x 305 mm
64 pages printed full-colour on heavyweight paper
Hardback with foil stamping
Spill features aerial photographs of the Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill. Collectively, these images present a damaged sea with the abstract appearance of veined marble in deep blue, green, pink and rust. The human presence takes the form of tiny toy-like helicopters and ships, and an oil platform that, on first glance, seems to be a fantastical Chinese sea palace. Only the billowing smoke from a great fire signals the true destruction caused by the disaster. Captured from above the disaster takes on a monumental scale far removed from the human and natural drama on the ground.