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These images are a part of a ten year long project titled “American Reclamation”. This photographic essay has covered many aspects of the recycling industry ranging from cement recovery, electronics, paper, steel, tires, trains, ships, and the repurposing of one of the largest landfills in America. The latest addition to American Reclamation features the reclaimed materials at PADNOS. Founded in Holland, Michigan in the early 1900’s by Louis Padnos, the company has thrived as a family business through four generations and has grown to be a market leader. Featuring images of reclaimed paper, steel, aluminum, turnings, trimmings, and post industrial plastics, these painterly photographs find beauty in collections of collected materials that are waiting for their next purpose. This project is also going to be published early 2017 in my upcoming book.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 inch
  • Medium: photographs printed on Aluminum
  • Width: 68 inches
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 48 inches