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Broken Spectre

© Richard Mosse 2022 courtesy Loose Joints

 

In an attempt to render the scale and urgency of the Amazon’s extensive, impending collapse, Richard Mosse’s most ambitious work to date employs a dazzling array of photographic techniques. In accompanying photographic works, Mosse renders the invisible visible: through multispectral cameras that emulate satellite imaging technology, alongside ultraviolet botanical studies, and heat-sensitive analogue film warped, mottled and degraded by the oppressive environment and by the burning forest itself. Accompanying these experimental documentary works are Mosse’s hypnotically vivid aerial maps, which zoom out and colourise the scale and extent of natural decimation in piercing detail, employing specially-made Geographic Information System (GIS) imaging technology.

© Richard Mosse 2022 courtesy Loose Joints

© Richard Mosse 2022 courtesy Loose Joints

 

Broken Spectre
Richard Mosse
Loose Joints
Softcover, 392 pages, 245 × 320mm, 342 photos and film stills
Price £45

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