Environmental Destruction Through the Eyes of Children
Climate change, pollution, and the way we are treating our planet have become a global issue, and this series is my personal crusade in bringing awareness to it. Once I recognized that we were facing a crisis I wanted to use my photographs to voice my deep sense of concern for the next generation. As a father I strongly believed that I had a moral duty to take action and as an artist I wanted to be a humble catalyst.
The background images of the earth originated from NASA, astronauts took them from the International Space Station. I digitally enhanced these images and superimposed portraits of children from around the world that I photographed over the years. I wanted to merge their innocent faces into these perilous landscapes.
In a world fraught with war, pollution, and the danger of environmental destruction, I hope that this Blue Marble series will serve as a reckoning and an awakening for the coming time. Soft cover, 80 pages with 32 color plates. (10"x8")
Preface by Astronaut Michel Tognini. Rice University exhibition catalog.
Published by DeFrog Gallery. Printed by Blurb (2012)