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Human rubbish.

An experience of the waste dumped in our bush, ocean, rivers and farmland.

Dec 3, 2019


Images: Lauren Murphy

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“With hands reached up to the sky, we let our rubbish fall. A flood of indifference, drowning all that is wild. Careless seconds bleed into lost time Dregs of consumption speak our universal truth.” — Photographer Lauren Murphy

We’ve all seen the gut-wrenching images of animals painfully dying a slow death from our rubbish. What if we were to reinsert ourselves back into these same environments (the bush, ocean, rivers and farmland) and experience the waste we’ve willfully dumped there?

All of the garbage seen in these photographs was found at the location or on the roadside en route to the shoot, the lone exception being the bubble-wrap. The entire set of photos was taken in Gippsland.

Shot Details

Bushland
Model—Nicolette Snowden
Assistant—Laurie Everaert

Children

Models—Mia and James Duiker

Farmland

Model—Kerryn Vaughn
Assistant—ordan Kruijer Hall

Ocean
Model—Logan Tilbury Anderson
Assistant—Jordan Kruijer Hall

River

Model—Jordan Kruijer Hall

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