The Destruction of Us
Climate change is an issue that is happening in front of us that many people choose to
ignore. If we allow this to continue, the effects will cause severe issues on the environment.
Being an environmentalist, I want to raise awareness about this situation and influence
people to start making a change in their lifestyles. The idea is to get people more aware of
the issues of the environment and how we can prevent this from getting any worse.
I have always been into making photographic work by hand, allowing you to have your
personality and expression put into your concept. I intend to use photographic paper and
expose it to plastic. The photos will represent pollution in the air and how this ‘invisible’
problem is getting worse. While you can see a ‘fix’ photograph, you can also see the
‘exposed’ photograph. This will visualise how the environment is slowly degrading, yet some
are ignorant to it because they cannot see it.
I have also collected water from around Plymouth to show the pollutions in our water. I froze
the water and then took photographs of the way they looked, how you can see the dirt and
plastic frozen. I plan on letting the ice melt and just be a pool of polluted water to show how
unclean the environment is, but to also show how our ice caps are melting right in front of us.
It is at such a slow pace, we do not see the results until the end.
The concept of this project is to show that the environment is at its present moment for us,
but over time, it is degrading to a point of destruction.
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