As a photographer I want to bring peoples’ attention to recycling. Some artists do it by causing the sense of guilt in people for not recycling. My approach is to show that recycling is beautiful. So, I show garbage through symbolic abstract photography.
The Treasure Island series pictures were made at local recycling stations and in junk yards in Myrtle Beach area, SC. With the help of this series I want to show the short period of beauty of items which people don't use anymore and which will be recycled soon to become new things for our everyday life. It is a unique moment when your imagination turns ordinary objects into masterpieces. After that experience you will never look at your air conditioner ("Mushrooms") or car's hood ("Big Bang") the same. Because your imagination will model amazing patterns and textures from those items.
Hopefully my photo art will remind people that they can recycle to reduce global warming. Most don’t realize it but one way to reduce global warming is through recycling. Recycling helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions by reducing energy consumption. Using recycled materials to make new products reduces the need for virgin materials. This helps to avoid greenhouse gas emissions that would result from extracting or mining virgin materials. In addition, manufacturing products from recycled materials typically requires less energy than making products from virgin materials.
Let’s save our Planet together.