In his latest book, British photographer Alastair Philip Wiper offers a rare insight into places that ordinary people would never get to see otherwise. The Copenhagen-based artist has a good eye for presenting warehouses, factories, and shipyards in their entire complexity. With the help of his pictures, we can walk through the doors of Adidas, Boeing, The European Space Agency, and the Swiss research laboratory CERN, and admire the patterns and symmetry of these industrial spaces captured in the photographs.
“We create systems, structures and machines that allow us to provide for our lives and answer our questions about the universe. Machines tell the story of our needs and desires, our hopes and follies, our visions for the future” – Wiper said in a statement.
Something I want to do is challenge what people think of as beautiful, because there are a lot of things that you can say are ugly and beautiful at the same time. The title of the book ‘Unintended Beauty’ is meant to be a bit provocative. A lot of beautiful things should have a bit of ugliness to them.Alastair Philip Wiper
You can order the book here.