Humanity has placed itself in the position to destroy its own home and unless reversed, our actions and lifestyles will eventually make Earth uninhabitable. These effects are already evident in the litter and pollution that we see every day. We find litter even in the most pristine natural environments. This body of work focuses on this litter and pollution. I traveled to city and state parks, nature reserves and other natural environments to take landscape photographs. Along the way I collected the litter I found, photographed and printed the litter onto a transparent film. By collaging these images of the litter into the landscape I am forcing the viewer to think about the relationship between trash and the environment. Just like trash in a natural environment can sometimes be overlooked, the transparent film blends into the photographs. My hope is to have the viewers search for the trash in the photos in order to change the way they see trash in real life.
The time is now, to engage in a dialogue about humanity’s effects on the environment; science tells us that there is no time to wait. If our most pristine natural environments are no longer free from human pollution then we can only imagine the future.