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Keim, Michelle (1971)

Growing up in rural Ohio, it was as a student at the Colombus College of Art and Design that Michelle Keim became fascinated by industrial landscapes. By her use of saturated colors and large scales in her often nighttime depictions of power stations and blasting furnaces, the American photographer creates seductive and mysterious images that enhance the beauty of a sky irradiated by florescent lights or the dramatic enigmatic silhouette of a powerful structure. With her photographs, Michelle Keim explores power and introduces a force that rivales with that of nature. Suddenly, industrial power plants evoke volcanos and artificial neon lights become electrical storms: an allegory of men’s competition with nature.

Tags / Michelle Keim - American Photographer - Industrial - Power - Nature - Artificial
Michelle Keim, Blast Furnace II, Acme Steel Co., 1998
Michelle Keim, Blast Furnace II, Acme Steel Co., 1998
Michelle Keim, Blast Furnace, Acme Steel Co., 1998
Michelle Keim, Blast Furnace, Acme Steel Co., 1998
Michelle Keim, Circleville, Ohio, Paper Mill, 1995
Michelle Keim, Circleville, Ohio, Paper Mill, 1995
Michelle Keim, Columns, U.P. Michigan, 1997
Michelle Keim, Columns, U.P. Michigan, 1997
Michelle Keim, Conesville, Ohio, Power Plant, 1993
Michelle Keim, Conesville, Ohio, Power Plant, 1993
Michelle Keim, Dover, Ohio, Pallet Company, 1993
Michelle Keim, Dover, Ohio, Pallet Company, 1993
Michelle Keim, Gary, Indiana, 1996
Michelle Keim, Gary, Indiana, 1996
Michelle Keim, Gry, Tank Field, Indiana, 1997
Michelle Keim, Gry, Tank Field, Indiana, 1997
Michelle Keim, Halsted Street at Chicago Avenue, 1998
Michelle Keim, Halsted Street at Chicago Avenue, 1998
Michelle Keim, Middletown, Ohio, 1996
Michelle Keim, Middletown, Ohio, 1996
Michelle Keim, Power Station, Toledo, OH, 1993
Michelle Keim, Power Station, Toledo, OH, 1993
Michelle Keim, Quenching Tower, 1998
Michelle Keim, Quenching Tower, 1998
Michelle Keim, U.P. Michigan, Ore Dock, 1997
Michelle Keim, U.P. Michigan, Ore Dock, 1997
Michelle Keim, Upper Penninsula Michigan, Iron Ore, 1997
Michelle Keim, Upper Penninsula Michigan, Iron Ore, 1997
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