I’m a huge fan of the work of a friend of mine, photographer Chris Jordan. His work is both subtle and bold, timely and timeless. Among other things, it beautifully (albeit tragically) explores human consumerism/consumption and the resulting detriments to the planet. From his work, we get a sense of freedom to grieve this predicament, but also a motivation toward change and inspired cause-based activism. The above video is a short chronicle of Chris’ midway project–a heavy, but brilliant undertaking.
This interview is the work of a longtime filmmaker buddy, Riley Morton, and is the first step in a collaboration between myself and Riley where we get together and–via my curation of subjects and his interviews–tell short stories about interesting people in our professional circles. It’s my hope that you’ll like learning about Chris and his work. If this idea catches on, I’d like to do more of these with other folks too.
More of Chris’ work here.
The problem is so great. I had never heard of the Pacific Garbage Patch, nor did I know birds mistake trash for food to this degree. Just recently I was made aware of the Plastic Pollution Coalition. Please support The Plastic Pollution Coalition. They have an exhibit beginning June 3 at the Monterey History and Maritime Museum, 5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey CA (831) 372-2608. This film clip would be perfect for raising awareness asap. Let’s make a difference.
Extremely hard video for me to watch. Very Powerful, thank you very much.
Shit, this is really bad 🙁