Data Shadows – Exteriors

Google, Surveillance Cameras, Mayes County, OK, USA
Google, Karhut, Hamina, Finland
Dell, Potato Farm, Quincy, WA, USA
Google, East Fence, Lenoir, NC, USA
Apple, Solar Farm, Maiden, NC, USA
Facebook, Connect Way, Prineville, OR, USA
Google, North Gate, Council Bluffs, IA, USA
Google, Mural Project, Dublin, Ireland
Facebook, High Noon, Lulea, Sweden
Google, Cooling Towers, Eemshaven, Netherlands
Google, South Fence, Dublin, Ireland
Digital Realty Campus, Ashburn, VA, USA
Google, Mural Project, St Ghislain, Belgium
Dupont Fabros, ACC9 Expansion, Ashburn, VA, USA
Google, Rue de Ghlin, St Ghislain, Belgium
Google, Obstruction, Eemshaven, Netherlands
Dupont Fabros, Data Center Alley, Ashburn, VA, USA
Google, Gulf Ice, Hamina, Finland
Dupont Fabros, Air Traffic, Ashburn, VA, USA
Yahoo, Apiary, Quincy, WA, USA
Google, Hemlock Semiconductor, Montgomery County, TN, USA
Google, Steelhead Way, The Dalles, OR, USA
Microsoft, Division Street, Quincy, WA, USA
Google, Imagination Garden, The Dalles, OR, USA

Over the course of the past three years I have traveled extensively to photograph every Google Data Center in the United States and Europe, the largest data facilities of Apple and Facebook, as well as Microsoft, Dell, Yahoo and others. The resulting subset of imagery of data center exteriors hint at the environmental costs of powering these machines, and accentuate the barriers separating the public from its data. The combination of exterior and interior imagery (see the installation and interiors links below) allows me to juxtapose the enormous, yet unremarkable architectural structures alongside the brightly colored, frenzied technology within, pointing to the complexity of activities taking place inside these deceptively minimal and inaccessible compounds.