PetaPixel

Haunting Photographs of Plastic-Wrapped Bodies Floating Above the Ground

Floating is a series of photos by photographer Andrew Brodhead that’s beautiful and creepy at the same time. Set in various landscapes and locations, each image shows wrapped like a mummy in plastic, and hovering a few feet above the ground.

Brodhead writes that the project is meant to serve as a commentary on mankind’s negative impact on the environment through its use of plastic:

Growing up in Savannah, Georgia, I worked at my parent’s health food store, and as a kid my daily job was to take out the recycling. Through the years I started to realize how much was not recyclable. I began to think about landfills and where everything goes. There are islands of plastic taking over the oceans, the earth is suffocating from plastic that never biodegrades, and our water and environment are leaching toxic estrogenic compounds. Visually, I want to convey the sacrifice we have made by our consumption and waste. The wrapped bodies represent invasive cocoons floating over vulnerable landscapes.

You can see more of Brodhead’s work over on his website. He also does skateboarding and music photography.

Floating by Andrew Brodhead (via Flavorwire)


Image credits: Photographs by Andrew Brodhead and used with permission