Copsa Mica, Romania - 3 sizes
"Copsa Mica is best known as one of the most polluted towns in Europe and thus made the front cover of National Geographic in June 1991. It was home to a Carbosin factory that produced a very visible black powder used as a coloring in the production of rubber, and a Sometra metallurgical factory (attached) that heavily polluted the air with invisible toxic fumes leaving a constant stench/taste of sulfuric acid. Together they spewed out 30,000 tons of particles and soot each year. The communist party considered the Sometra factory crucial to the national economy and did not export its products. The chimney is considered one of the tallest structures in Romania at 250 meters tall. Environmentalism had no impact here." - David Leventi
Leventi's dramatic and refined compositions are captured using 4 x 5 inch and 8 x 10 inch Arca-Swiss cameras to maximize the rich detail in his architectural subjects. Works are presented with photographic paper borders and are mounted to an archival aluminum substrate. The 72 x 90 inch editions are presented mounted with an aluminum subframe for a contemporary frameless installation style or can be framed in white without plexiglass. 40 x 50 and 50 x 60 inch editions are framed in white with plexiglass; frames measure 0.75 inches wide and 2 inches deep.