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Benjamin von Wong: “Mermaids hate plastic”

Benjamin von Wong: “Mermaids hate plastic”

Mermaid masterpiece! Photographer captures stunning images of mythical sea creatures to highlight impact plastic bottles have on the ocean

  • Canadian photographer Benjamin Von Wong has created an incredible series of environmental images
  • The artist pictured a mermaid inside a sea of 10,000 plastic bottles for his ‘mermaids hate plastic’ campaign 
  • By 2050 it’s estimated oceans will have more plastic than fish and he hopes to raise awareness for their health
  • By 2050 it’s estimated oceans will have more plastic than fish and he hopes to raise awareness for their health

By the year 2050 it’s estimated there will be more plastic than fish in the sea.

And so, in a determined effort to change that, one international photographer is using a mythical creature of the ocean to lead the fight.

Benjamin Von Wong from Quebec, Canada, hopes mermaids will help teach people about the damage being done to the earth by plastic bottles.

Canadian photographer Benjamin Von Wong has produced an incredible photoshoot using mermaids to show how damaging plastic is to the ocean

The Canadian artist used 10,000 plastic bottles to create his photography masterpiece

The Canadian artist used 10,000 plastic bottles to create his photography masterpiece

Over an amazing series of photographs Mr Von Wong mixes the mermaid's beauty with the stark reality of the toll plastic bottles are taking on the ocean

Over an amazing series of photographs Mr Von Wong mixes the mermaid’s beauty with the stark reality of the toll plastic bottles are taking on the ocean

Currently in Australia, the photographer is spruiking a recent shoot showcasing the mythical creature drowning in a sea of plastic – proving how much ‘mermaids hate plastic’.

The end result was an incredible series of pictures, mixing the mermaid’s beauty with the stark reality of the toll plastic bottles are taking on the ocean.

‘I think this is my proudest showcase,’ Mr Von Wong told Daily Mail Australia.

Among the different scenes made by Mr Von Wong was this photo of a mermaid inside a water droplet

Among the different scenes made by Mr Von Wong was this photo of a mermaid inside a water droplet

Mr Von Wong (pictured left) received a delivery of 10,000 plastic bottles from an American waste company

Mr Von Wong (pictured left) received a delivery of 10,000 plastic bottles from an American waste company

Inside a warehouse in the United States, Mr Von Wong and an army of volunteers set out to create a mermaid wonderland with 10,000 plastic bottles

Inside a warehouse in the United States, Mr Von Wong and an army of volunteers set out to create a mermaid wonderland with 10,000 plastic bottles.

Over three days the team set up a variety of dynamic photoshoots, carefully sorting bottles to create the mermaid masterpiece.

‘It took 25 people two days to clean the 10,000 plastic bottles,’ Mr Von Wong said.

See How it was done

“Tell the superhero inside you to come out and play.”

Benjamin Von Wong, Photographer and Visual Engineer

 

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Publicado por en agosto 24, 2017 en Art, Nature, Photography

 

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“Ashes and Snow ” by Gregory Colbert #Art #Photography

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Gregory Colbert’s Ashes and Snow is an ongoing project comprised of photographic artworks, a one-hour film and two short film “haikus”, temporary traveling art installations, and a novel in letters presented in a purpose-built temporary structure called the Nomadic Museum.

Colbert’s images, visceral yet dreamlike, return us to a place we long for but cannot name. His photographs and films reawaken an ancient memory in us of a time when we lived in balance with our animal cousins. Since we first painted their silhouettes on the walls of caves 35,000 years ago, animals have inhabited our stories, our dreams, and our imaginations. Unless we choose to preserve our biodiversity we are destined to be lonely inhabitants of a planet emptied of its wonder.

Since he began creating his singular work of Ashes and Snow in 1992, Colbert has undertaken photographic and filming expeditions to every continent to collaborate with more…

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Publicado por en septiembre 12, 2016 en Art, Photography

 

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All Creatures Great and Small

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THAILAND-10033 Thailand

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all
-Cecil Frances, 1848

BURMA-10129 Burma/Myanmar

Nature’s great masterpiece, an elephant …
– John Donne

00131_04; Tibet; 2000; TIBET-10976 Tibet

India

BANGLADESH-10008 Bangladesh

Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures;
none show more passionate tenderness to their
young when deprived of them; and, in short,
I am not ashamed to profess a deep
love for these quiet creatures.
-Thomas de Quincey

INDIA-10211 India

Do not free the camel of the burden of his hump;
you may be freeing him from being a camel.
-Gilbert K. Chesterton

INDIA-10580 Rajasthan, India

PARAGUAY-10012NF Paraguay

 Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride,
Friendship without envy,
Or beauty without vanity?
Here, where grace is served with muscle
And strength by gentleness confined
He serves without servility; he has fought without enmity.
There is nothing so powerful, nothing less…

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Publicado por en agosto 2, 2016 en Photography

 

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Venecia

Venecia

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Venecia (en italiano: Venezia[veˈnɛʦːi̯a] y en véneto: Venessia o Venesia[veˈnɛsi̯a]) es una ciudad ubicada en el noreste de Italia. Es también la capital de la región véneta y de la provincia de Venecia. Su centro histórico, declarado Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la Unesco, está situado en un conjunto de islas en la laguna de Venecia, en el norte del mar Adriático.

El Gran Canal de Venecia. El Gran Canal de Venecia.

La ciudad está construida sobre un archipiélago de 118 pequeñas islas unidas entre sí por 455 puentes, si incluimos las islas de Murano y Burano. Se llega a Venecia desde tierra firme por el Puente de la Libertad, que desde la vecina ciudad de Mestre accede al Piazzale Roma. En el interior de la ciudad no hay tráfico rodado, siendo, a excepción de la navegación por los canales que separan…

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Publicado por en junio 21, 2016 en Photography, Places, Uncategorized

 

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The 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest (15 Highlights) — TwistedSifter

National Geographic invites photographers to submit photos for the opportunity to be named the 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year. The grand-prize award winner will earn the prestigious title and also receive a seven-day Polar Bear Photo Safari for two at Churchill Wild–Seal River Heritage Lodge, a National Geographic Unique Lodge of…

a través de The 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest (15 Highlights) — TwistedSifter

 
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Publicado por en mayo 4, 2016 en Photography, Uncategorized

 

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Los sueños de Grete stern #Arte #Fotografía

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Los sueños de Grete Stern. Artículo escrito por Fani Iglesias para http://www.ahmagazine.es

Grete Stern, diseñadora y fotógrafa alemana, nacida a principios del siglo XX, se formó en el ámbito de la vanguardia artística post-expresionista del país. Estudió dibujo y tipografía en Wuppertal, su ciudad natal, y se trasladó a Berlín para estudiar los cursos de fotografía de Walter Peterhans en la Escuela de la Bauhaus. Fundada en 1919 como escuela de arte, arquitectura y diseño durante la República de Weimar, apostaron por una reforma de las enseñanzas artísticas que transformasen a la sociedad burguesa de la época y, por ejemplo, gracias a esta escuela existen las profesiones de diseño gráfico y de diseño industrial hoy en día.

Retrato de Grete Stern por Ellen Auerbach, 1929

En 1929 Stern decidió montar un estudio modernista en Berlín junto con su amiga Ellen Auerbach, que llamaron Ringl & Pit. Ya durante este periodo de su vida sus fotografías de retratos…

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Publicado por en marzo 10, 2016 en Art, Photography

 

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Morning Glory

 
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Publicado por en febrero 8, 2016 en Photography

 

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