As surfers, there’s little more scaring than the steadily rising amounts of pollution destroying our oceans minutes by minutes and if you ask us, any measure is to raise awareness for that is more than welcome!
And so photographer Christina Musolf made Surf Against Pollution the diploma theme for her exams at the University for Design in Dortmund.
It has always been a concern of mine to raise awareness for deficiencies in our environment. Unfortunately there are still some cultures that don’t take care of their environmental hazards at all, let alone overcome bad habits that have formed over quite some time.
Garbage on the beaches isn’t only a problem on the Norht and Baltic Sea, but all the oceans alike. A big chunk of that can still be attributed to shipping, but tourists and locals play their parts as well, with no notion of what this means for nature and animals. The garbage stays in the water for decades and is grinded down to pieces that are eaten by birds and fish, who painfully die from this diet.
I chose the Canary Island Fuerteventura for my photo story, which is a popular water sports destination. Since they spend so much time in the water and have first hand experience with stuff floating around themselves, I’ve put their portraits up against the trash close ups. There are also some t-shirts designed to take the message further and support an environmental chartiy organisation, if you’re interested in any of them just drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org