Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Earth Day 2015 - Don't Dump Your Junk

Magnavox - Rosamond, California
For photographers, there is nothing worse than a beautiful landscape ruined by trash. It might be someone's fast-food bag, or it could be someone's unwanted old furniture--whatever the garbage, the great photograph is ruined by it.

Today is Earth Day, a holiday that people tend to go overboard with. Interestingly, the co-founder of Earth Day, Ira Einhorn, murdered his girlfriend and hid her body in a trunk in his closet. He's currently serving life in prison. Nowadays Earth Day is Christmas for the politically far-left.
Forgotten Cans - Mojave, California
The sad fact of the matter is that too many people are careless with their trash. They toss things into the environment with no concern.  They don't care about the consequences. And photographers, while attempting to convey the beauty of Earth, find this junk on the way of beautiful images.

So Earth Day serves as a reminder to not dump your junk out in nature. Dispose of your trash responsibly. The world is not your trashcan. I don't want to find it later. I don't want your trash to ruin my photographs.

It's a simple concept, and it is something completely politically bipartisan: throw your trash in a trashcan. Take your junk to the landfill (or donate it, if it's still in good shape). Don't be a jerk and toss it out along a highway somewhere. That's something that we can all get onboard with.

1 comment:

  1. I am totally sympathetic with your viewpoint. There are bins for waste disposal of all kinds and recycling places but I guess it’s cheaper to just dump somewhere. I also wonder why Earth Day is not such a high profile event. You never hear it on the news - there needs to be much wider backing and advertising of it.

    Clarence Rios @ Bins By Jo