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Benjamin Lowy Captures a More Subtle Side of the BP Oil Spill

By: Michael Hines - Published: • References: benlowy & amusingplanet
Benjamin Lowy is a photographer who knows that there truly is art in everything. These photos were taken in the Gulf of Mexico and are close-ups of water filled with oil from the BP oil spill.

Benjamin Lowy was on assignment for GQ Magazine when he noticed how some pockets of oil looked strikingly similar to abstract oil paintings. Benjamin Lowy's photos may be one of the only good things to come out of this environmental calamity. These photos look amazing considering their source material. Art apparently is everywhere. Score one for BP. Stats for Oil Spills as Art Trending: Older & Mild
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