In advance of a Kickstarter campaign to fund my photo book project called Petroleum Heritage, I am authorizing a few of the images to be released as individual prints that will be featured in the book.
These were the first two images I shot in the series. After the second image, "Texas Nightlight", I came up with the idea of a photo book that documented the petroleum industry, but from a fine art perspective. After the release of the first print run of Petroleum Heritage via Kickstarter, my plan is to attempt to sell a portion of the second edition printing of the book to a large oil companies to be used as corporate gifts, as well as individual purchasers.
The energy industry is changing due to advances in energy production technologies, as well as applied technologies. Like the steel and paper industries before it, the petroleum industry, as far as energy production will eventually decline, and Petroleum Heritage is my effort to document this "engine of growth" that basically fueled a large part of the Industrial Revolution and became the one of the largest factors in the growth of the American economy in the 20th century.
I am putting the "finishing touches" on my Kickstarter offering, and hope to have it active by April 15th, 2018, so stay tuned!
In the mean time, one of these prints would make a great wall decoration for the office, or a great gift for that person involved in the oil field!