Thursday, February 2, 2012

Beautiful Thing of the Day: David Burdeny's Iceberg and City Photographs

Mercators Projection, Antarctica 2007

Uummannaq, Greenland, 2009

Vancouver Photographer David Burdeny has me completely captivated. The geometry of his iceberg shots makes such order out of such unpredictable objects; I especially love the four squares that the first image above makes on in the frame. The cold photos are full of implied danger despite their overt tranquility; chunks of ice will be still for a years and then, in one thunderous crack, drop into the ocean, sending up massive sprays of the sea. I love how David somehow managed to capture that possibility in the still shots (more after the jump).

His city photos (after the icebergs) are geometric, too. He plays with horizon so well, and with the point at which objects meet the sky.

Tabulas in Hope Bay, Antarctica 2007

Icebergs Generating Fog, Antarctica 2007

Illulissat Icefjord, Greenland, 2007

Iceberg Remains, Antarctica, 2007

I found these next few photos of cities (in beautiful sepia-ish tones) via the David Weinberg Gallery in Chicago:

Grand Canal I, Venezia, Italy, 2009

River Nile, Cairo, Egypt, 2009

Dubai I, Persian Gulf, UAE, 2009

River Seine I, France, 2009


  1. What a great find. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. Thanks for reading, Michael! I'm a huge fan of your site, means a lot to me. And I know, David's photos are pretty incredible...glad you like them :)

  3. Casey Brock-WilsonFebruary 6, 2012 at 9:13 PM

    The Greenland shot takes the cake for me. It's breathtaking.


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