LPA Photographers / Tim Atkins / Anti Microplastic Pollution

LPA food and drink photographer Tim Atkins has been collaborating with food stylist Iain Graham recently on an amazing new project. 

Tim and Iain created this project upon discovering the following facts;

- Each year, 8 million tons of plastic enter our oceans; that is equivalent to dumping a truckload of plastics into the ocean every minute.

- Plastics in the ocean do not biodegrade but rather break into smaller and smaller pieces. When combined with microplastics such as microbeads in personal care products, the majority of plastics in the ocean are less than 5 millimetres in size (less than 1/4 inch).

- Microplastics and the chemicals that attach to them in the water can contaminate the food chain, including seafood products eaten by people.

Moved by these facts, Tim and Iain worked together on this project to bring attention to this global problem in an interesting and engaging way!

The aim here was to capture beautiful seafood that we eat on regular basis as well as highlighting the growing problem of plastic pollution in our oceans, as this affects both the marine life living in the ocean, and also the seafood we eat!

The images are bold, colourful and appealing but on closer inspection you notice that not all the ingredients look quite right!

The beautiful images will be displayed at the 'Pass on Plastic Pop Up' on beak street and open to the public as of tomorrow, organised by Project 0!

We can't wait to see them up and on display, well done Tim!

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