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Les Temps Modernes

he human trash we leave behind in our water, forest and desert landscape are the vital force to make this body of work. The shift that people made, especially in the last century have triggered me to tell a story about terrifying relation we have with our natural surroundings. By polluting forests, seas and deserts by our waste, digital intelligence and human need to improve their standard of living - wealth. The official number of trash in The Netherlands, caused by waste, pollution, consumption and recreation is estimated around 250 million kilo a year Showing these images I hope to inspire people to think about the concept behind the photos they see.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Arnhem, Netherlands
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Copyright: © Alice de Kruijs