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The grounds of a chemical plant producing fertilizers, pigments and ammonia.

Julia Horeftari for Art-Sheep

all images courtesy of Kacper Kowalski

 

Greetings, my brave reader.

Gdynia-based photographer Kacper Kowalski is well known for his aerial images of his native Poland. He graduated from the Technical University of Gdansk, where he studied architecture. His true passion, though, is photography, so, after working for four years as an architect, he devoted himself to taking pictures. And flying. Because flying is Kowalski’s other passion, which he combines with photography producing awesome aerial landscapes, in which his architectural background is evident.

The grounds of a chemical plant producing fertilizers, pigments and ammonia.
The grounds of a chemical plant producing fertilizers, pigments and ammonia.

For his latest project titled “Toxic Beauty”, Kowalski took to the skies with his paraglider and shot pictures of the chemical plants and copper mines oozing toxins in the Polish landscape. With this project, the photographer investigates the traces left by the human civilisation on the land that tolerates them, turning the depravity of industrial injury inflicted upon the land into exquisite visions.
“This is my contribution to the never ending discussion on what is beauty”, Kowalski says. Scroll down for a few more of his pictures taken out from his new project, my brave reader, and don’t forget to check out his website; you won’t be disappointed.

Waste water pumped out from the gas-fired Zeran power plant.
Waste water pumped out from the gas-fired Zeran power plant.
rees surrounded by industrial tailings near the grounds of a chemical plant.
Trees surrounded by industrial tailings near the grounds of a chemical plant.
Waste from the salt producing process at the Janikowo Sodium Plant.
Waste from the salt producing process at the Janikowo Sodium Plant.
Waste from the salt production process of the Inowroclaw Chemical Plant.
Waste from the salt production process of the Inowroclaw Chemical Plant.
A coal storage depot in the port of Gdansk.
A coal storage depot in the port of Gdansk.
Waste from the salt production process from Inowroclaw Chemical Plant.
Waste from the salt production process from Inowroclaw Chemical Plant.

 

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