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A beautiful fall day at Bothell Landing
Are you looking at me?!
Alien Dogs
A butterfly on sleeping mat
Manhattan upper east side
Mantis Shrimp at the Baltimore National Aquarium
Cataloochee Elk
Ducks
Honoring those who survived Vietnam and those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Silo Ladder on an Old Farm in Indiana as it Starts to Rain
Plastic Paradise
Gazing on the Pollution
Bike repair shop
Anu
Freezing Sunrise
 Waterfall
The Bar at Timberline Lodge
Reflections
Glen Canyon Dam
Mountain Creek
Prayer
Taming the elements
Wondering about plastic pollution.
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Gazing on the Pollution

This image was taken for a project about Plastic Pollution. I like editorial portraiture and wanted to keep to that style of photography as well as approaching a serious world issue. I used glitter on my model to refer to the growing issue of plastic pollution because it is frequently used in the beauty industry. Each year 8 million tones of plastic is entering into the ocean and is being consumed by marine life. It's gradually broken down by the sun turning into micro plastic however it will never fully degrade. The glitter in this image is a representation of the micro plastic being consumed by fish, whales and turtles which is causing early deaths for these animals. The blue lighting in this image is symbolising the water from the ocean. Her hair is also styled so it looks wet.

TAGS: Beauty, United Kingdom

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
Member since 2018
Photo Information
Copyright:
© Laura Carr.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2018
Filed Under: People
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Nov. 16, 2018, 9:29 a.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D800
Focal Length: 50mm
Shutter Speed: 1/250
Aperture: f9
ISO: ISO100
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PHOTO LOCATION Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom