Our home, the blue marble we call Earth and every living thing that inhabit it, matters deeply to me. This, I hope, shines through in my photography. An art-form which expresses the natural world as I see and maybe even more sense it. It is the world through my eyes, painting with my camera. It is an expression I have an ever growing passion for. However as time goes by and I am adding more and more photographs to my portfolio, I am beginning to wonder if perhaps there lies simultaneously a deeper and more unconscious aim to my artwork and the impact it might have on the viewer? An aim to quietly ‘roar’ and bring remembrance, re-connection, awareness, care and love to the living breathing world we live in and inescapably are part of? It’s a small step for the planet, but nevertheless a step.
What I do know is this, I care. Deeply. Hence the following:
I have thought and done a lot of research throughout winter; how to print, present and protect my work when out in galleries and shops with as little environmental impact as possible. I am immensely happy to have found a way that both presents my work in a beautiful and simple way and furthermore is gentle on the environment.
Here is the result:
148 mm x 210 mm (A5) images/cards, printed on 100% recycled paper, 350 gsm, matt.
148 mm x 148 mm images/cards, printed on 100% recycled paper, 350 gsm, matt.
Ribbed Kraft Envelopes 100% recycled (A5 only, as of yet)
Packaging 100% biodegradable made of corn starch.
Labels are biodegradable made from white, wood-free, elemental chlorine free, non-coated paper with a permanent acrylic adhesive which conforms to the standard EN13432.
If any interest in these small images/cards, please don’t hesitate to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below.
I do regret I still haven’t found a way to wrap my bigger pieces of limited edition prints in an environmental friendly way. I’ll be keen to hear of any suggestions regarding this. They do need protection when showcased as prints without frames, so I still use cellofan but I’ll continue the research and hopefully with time I’ll find a better solution.