8 Magazine’s Issue on Oil

If you want to see the best collection of oil photos from around the world that I’ve ever seen, pick up the current issue of 8 Magazine. True, the “Empire” chapter of Crude World is excerpted in the issue, but that’s honestly not why I’m touting it. The pictures, from photographers like Christopher Anderson, Ed Kashi, Rena Effendi, Christian Lutz and Kael Alford, are tremendous. The issue’s cover photo was shot by Lutz and shows the 2009 New Year’s Eve party at the Lagos Yacht Club.

Author: Peter Maass

I was born and raised in Los Angeles. In 1983, after graduating from the University of California at Berkeley, I went to Brussels as a copy editor for The Wall Street Journal/Europe. I left the Journal in 1985 to write for The New York Times and The International Herald Tribune, covering NATO and the European Union. In 1987 I moved to Seoul, South Korea, where I wrote primarily for The Washington Post. After three years in Asia I moved to Budapest to cover Eastern Europe and the Balkans. I spent most of 1992 and 1993 covering the war in Bosnia for the Post.