Generator Room, Port Richmond Power Station, Philadelphia, PA, 2007
Over the past years Marchand and Meffre have developed a structured way of photographing industrial premises. Each time they start inside the industrial compounds; the production halls, machine rooms and control rooms. They then move into the administrative and social spaces like offices and changing rooms.
Working from the inside out, they finish with the surrounding nature. The series Industry can be seen as a documentation of economic and societal evolution. Scenes steeped in a tender yet unsettling apocalyptic atmosphere reveal the flaws of our modern society.