Unit 1: Visual Recording in Art and Design – Criteria P 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Every day I turn on the TV to a news item or programme highlighting the disgraceful way in which we as a race treat the planet. Litter and littering, plastic waste and pollution. This was further highlighted to me during a talk I attended with Chris Packham where he talked about his environmental work and photography to highlight this issue such as the series of images he was commissioned by Lidl to make during their campaign to lower the use of plastic bags.
Each of these images shows a negative deviation or transformation from the norm. These animals shouldn’t be eating from plastic or swimming amongst refuse. This is the greatest transformation the planet is undergoing… The waste products from Mankind are changing the world daily with little being done until now to try to end this.
Now some these images are relatively set up whilst others were on the spot reportage type Images and I think if I were to do something similar I would definitely go for the non staged approach, since there is enough litter and rubbish around to do something along these lines.
As you can see there are sadly to many examples for this particular thread of research. It’s sad that so much rubbish ends up dropped or discarded or flytipped instead of being properly recycled or disposed of.
I have taken a few images and intend to carry on looking at this and I feel the 2 below are a good example and just as impactful in colour or black and white as the subject is so emotive.
Again… This will be ongoing