I was at college when I first discovered the work of Edward Burtynsky (http://www.edwardburtynsky.com). Ever since then I’ve been fascinated by the way photography can provide a powerful voice in exposing the way we so carelessly treat our environment.
This is a photo my wife and I took this afternoon. Only 3-6 months ago this whole area was bush. Now it’s flattened and well on it’s way to yet another housing estate. I really feel that seeing this image in black and white makes the effect more dramatic, re-enforcing the narrative.