Eco-snapper highlights scourge of plastic waste with series of stunning photographs
An eco-friendly photographer is looking to highlight the scourge of plastic waste and the damage it does to the environment with a series of stunning photos showing ballet dancers and swimmers draped in, or surrounded by, plastic.
The #NoBeautyInPlastic exhibition, which opens in Warsaw’s Hala Koszyki on November 8, shows off a series of images from Warsaw-based photographer and blogger Daniel Petryczkiewicz.
The photographs, which also highlight the problem of air pollution, contrast the beauty and poise of the dancers and swimmers with the suffocating and ruinous effects of plastic.
Many of the photographs feature dancers wrapped in clinging plastic sheeting on top of Warsaw skyscrapers, while others show swimmers in waters thick with plastic waste.
To raise awareness of air pollution he photographed models wearing gas masks set against the backdrop of the city’s.
Petryczkiewicz said his focus on plastic comes from the “furious helplessness” he gets from everyday life.
“I go into Carrefour, Biedronka or Lidl and I see more disposable plastic than I see fruit and vegetables,” he said in an interview for F5, an art and travel magazine.
“I go to a bar and there are plastic straws. I enter an office and there are plastic cups. We are in a climate disaster, and we can’t carry on pretending nothing is happening.
“I felt I needed to talk about it and because my medium is the image and the written word, that was the best way for me to do this.”
He added that his desire to focus on plastic also came from the scorching heat Poland experienced in June.
“I am 43 years old but I can’t remember it being 35 degrees in June,” Petryczkiewicz said in the interview.
“I believe nothing is more important than the climate crisis we’re experiencing.”
He hopes that the exhibition will, at least, inspire people to stop buying bottled water, using plastic bags, and purchasing food wrapped in packaging.
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