As the global population increases, so does the demand for minerals. Meanwhile, the natural resources on our planet are drastically depleting.
The mining industry in Australia is one of the largest in the world, leaving the landscape scarred with gaping voids.
I'm fascinated by the visual contrast between the minimal aesthetic of salt lakes and the drastic shapes created by the mining industry, made apparent from above. Where the subtle pastel colours of the natural world meets vast human intervention.
The visual impact on the landscape is obviously the most noticeable, with permanent holes and obtrusive lines caused by the sheer amount of resources being ripped out from the Earth’s surface. But some of the environmental effects you can’t immediately see is the massive loss of biodiversity, water pollution and air pollution.
Witnessing such graphic human impact on our planet first hand was devastating.