Green devices are popping up everywhere in our world, and in our consciousness. Solar panels are sprouting on rooftops and in fields. Wind turbines are popping up on the horizon. Bikes are multiplying on our streets.
With “Greenscapes” I’m exploring the aesthetics of this growing aspect of our culture. How do these things look and feel? What’s their effect on the landscape, and on us?
The work travels through different photographic styles and points-of-view with intention. As I explore green devices as a part of our world, I’d ask you to feel, on a visceral level, how their presence affects you. The goal of the project is to inquire about how it feels to experience this aspect of change in the world.
Mike Slurzberg is a documentary, portrait, and landscape photographer, living and working in the Boston area. Mike has learned his photography in the trenches, making and cherishing mistakes, and learning from photographers farther along the path, like Barbara Peacock and Stephen Faust.
In his documentary work, Mike goes backstage in people’s lives, photographing them where they gather to be themselves. He photographs hometown parades, political rallies, music festivals, summer days in the park, and sometimes just moments on the street. The goal is to let the subjects tell their own story.
Mike also photographs objects and ‘scapes, exploring the way objects in their environment can reveal facets of the culture they’ve come from.
His current projects include “Festival,” looking at the non-musical activities of people at music festivals, and a new series; “Greenscapes”, about how the tools of green energy are starting to move into our consciousness.