Anthropocene

This series of work is a study on the man-made and natural features of the Earth, which consequently becomes a documentation of its contrasting elements and how they interact with one another. We are currently in the Anthropocene age, which is ​viewed as the period that human activity has been the most influential factor in the process of climate and environmental changes. Theoretically, if humans never existed, our planet would be significantly less environmentally threatened than it currently is. As we know, natural phenomena such as tectonic shifts, glacial movement, volcanic shifts, and migration of animal species affect the environment just as much as we do. However, our influence is arguably much more harmful to the environment, since we use machinery such as cars and planes that emit gases that are negatively impacting the atmosphere. To communicate this dynamic, I chose to photograph both rural and urban environments such as farms, factories, and junkyards. Deforestation, climate change, and human-environmental-interaction are all themes that are conveyed within this series of work. I photographed one man (Christopher Schuldt) analyzing these landscapes in black and white, so the environment is dramatized as if he is the only human left alive. This series is not only about the damage we have caused thus far, but also an inference as to what our world could become if we don’t make a change.



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