Bruce Haley’s book, Sunder, (published by Daylight) is a fascinating and quite poetic take on the demise of the Soviet Union and communism. I see it and am instantly drawn to the landscapes, the combination of complete environmental and industrial devastation mixed with romantic, rural landscapes and economic decay. I’ve been corresponding with Bruce Haley (see interviews here, and here) for a while and he has a fascinating take on photography that includes thoughts on landscape, politics, narrative and process.
He’s currently shooting panoramic landscapes on the history of mining in the US. These are shot on 10 inch negative in an extreme ratio – click on the pictures for more detail as the layers that are revealed are quite amazing.