Photography is an excellent medium to create an image that tells a story or to influence one’s emotions. My work visualizes the idea that plastic affects our environment as water and plastic are always connected. By using a plastic water bottle with a hole, I capture the inside to show the water flowing through it. There is more plastic than water. Their merging appearances represent the regularity that humanity pollutes the ocean with immense amounts of plastic. The goal of my work is to motivate people to care more about the situation we have as a society with plastic waste by taking action and making small, or even large, changes in their day-to-day lives.
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