Often nestled in remote and beautiful regions, radio telescopes are among the largest moving objects on land, marking a boundary between human construction and the natural world. This body of work traces the history of radio astronomy in the United States, from the earliest telescopes built in the 1950s at Green Bank Observatory through the more contemporary Very Large Array and Green Bank Telescope. Printed in in platinum/palladium to capture the subtle highlights of these enormous, brilliantly white objects, these images contrast the machines of big science with the landscapes of West Virginia and New Mexico.
Please note that these prints are individually handcrafted using a 19th century photographic process. They are impossible to display digitally with perfect accuracy, and each print will contain subtle variations. In particular, the brush strokes framing the image will vary noticeably from print to print. For more information about our process, please check out this video: