Pic of the Day: David Burdeny’s Sacred and Secular

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In David Burdeny’s own words, Sacred and Secular is a series of photographs that “depict urban edge conditions and built environments throughout the world.” By waiting for the perfect moment — such as when the overcast sky is reflected in the water — and then exposing his photographs from between two minutes and several hours, Burdeny manages to reduce civilization to a thin strip of stillness, with endless vistas on either side. Sacred and Secular will be on display at the David Weinberg Gallery in Chicago through October 30. Click through to view a few of our favorite photos from the series.

Dubai I, Persian Gulf, UAE,2009, C Print, 44″ x 55″. Image courtesy of David Weinberg Gallery

Los Angeles, California, 2008, C-print, 13″ x 25.5″, 32″ x 61″, 44″ x 84″. Image courtesy of David Weinberg Gallery

Uummannaq, Greenland, 2009, C-print, 13″ x 16″, 32″ x 40″, 44″ x 55″. Image courtesy of David Weinberg Gallery

Suez Canal, Egypt, 2009, C-print, 44″ x 55″ (largest), 3 sizes available. Image courtesy of David Weinberg Gallery

Grand Canal I, Venezia, Italy, 2009, C-print, 13″ x 16″, 32″ x 40″, 44″ x 55″. Image courtesy of David Weinberg Gallery

Le Mont- Saint Michel, France, 2009, C-print, 13″ x 16″, 32″ x 40″, 44″ x 55″. Image courtesy of David Weinberg Gallery

Tokoname, Japan, 2006, Pigment Print, 32″ x 32″, 43″ x 43″, framed. Image courtesy of David Weinberg Gallery

Torii, Lake Biwa, Japan, 2008, C-print, 13″ x 16″, 32″ x 40″, 44″ x 55″. Image courtesy of David Weinberg Gallery

Saint – Malo, France, 2009, C-print, 13″ x 16″, 32″ x 40″, 44″ x 55″. Image courtesy of David Weinberg Gallery

River Seine I, France, 2009, C Print, 44″ x 55″. Image courtesy of David Weinberg Gallery