Photographer #233: Michael Light

Michael Light, 1963, USA, focuses on aerial photography. He looks at settled and unsettled areas across the USA and explores themes of mapping, human impact on land and environmental issues. He uses a handheld large format camera to make his photographs. He flies the aeroplane himself. He combines the images of each serie into a  narrative sequence and hand-makes mammoth artist’s books out of them. Besides his own photography he makes books. Full Moon contains images from NASA’s Apollo photographic archive and 100 Suns has images of visible nuclear testing in New Mexico. The following images come from the series White Ranch/Table Mountain/Rooney Valley, Salt River/Deadman Wash/Paradise Valley and Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack.