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Toxic Beauty

Finding beauty in pollution and environmental degradation is exactly what photographer Kacper Kowalski does. Toxic beauty shows landscapes photographed from the air. From ground level you can’t see the entire picture, but looking down from the air you see the massive impact human civilization has on the landscape.

Pollution, dirt, chemicals and toxics are leaking into the ground, but from the high vantage point these sad and toxic places become something beautiful. Kacper Kowalski makes us witness the dramatic impact industrialization and pollution has on landscapes through strong lines, great composition and stunning colors, making us reflect on the human impact on our planet. He shows us something we can’t see, even when we’re standing in the middle of it.