23 March 2008

Beauty From The Filth II

A few months back I wrote a post about Andy Hughes and how he uses garbage as the subject of his photography to make a point about the pollution of the world's beaches. Well, here is a satellite photo of the same thing on a much larger scale . Instead of magnifying a plastic Bic lighter into a monumental piece of offending rubbish, here we have a distant view of The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which is essentially a giant soupy whirlpool of plastic refuse.