I illustrate the many dangers associated with the entire fracking production process in my staged photographs, telling big stories with little figures. These vintage figurines are now living in an industrial nightmare just like many Americans. They, are us.
When the gasmen came to my quiet upstate NY town looking to lease land in order to use a new method of gas extraction called hydraulic fracturing aka FRACKING, suddenly our pristine, unpolluted community was threatened by heavy industry. A once simple way of life, was simple no more.
It was then that I began photo-illustrating the alarming impacts of fracking such as irreversible water contamination, adverse health affects caused by exposure to toxic chemicals, explosions, spills, pollution, danger to the food-shed, earthquakes and climate change.