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    res·i·due: something that remains after a part is taken, separated, or designated or after the completion of a process : remnant, remainder
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Residue

res·i·due:
something that remains after a part is taken, separated, or designated or after the completion of a process : remnant, remainder
I started working on "Residue" at the beginning of 2010 when I discovered a small oil spill near my workplace and began to document it. As I returned to visit the site of the spill, I was able to observe and reflect on the impact of this contamination on the local environment. Since that first experience, I continued to document similar 'minor incidents', which now make up the series.
In April, the BP oil spill changed the way I think about these images. Despite the vast difference in scale between these incidences, there is a remarkable aesthetic similarity which creates an interesting juxtaposition. I now see this 'Residue' as a constant reminder of how our day-to-day petroleum reliance is linked to its consequences.