Mandy Barker is a contemporary photographer whose work has been exhibited worldwide.
The images above are of oceanic debris recovered from the tsunami debris field of the North Pacific Ocean.
Mandy sent me an email requesting help in sourcing material for her new project. I thought that spreading the word here might help get a better response.
Calling All Soccer Balls!
I am the photographer, Mandy Barker, internationally renowned for the project, SOUP, and am now collecting marine debris Footballs (round soccer balls) that have been found on beaches/washed up, for my next project.
I am hoping to get footballs (even parts of will do) from as many different countries/beaches from around the world as possible.
If you saw a football washed up and would be willing to post it on to me in the UK, telling me where you found it (and could add an emailed pic of where you found it & date) I would be extremely grateful. I will of course pay all postage costs and in return send you a postcard of the final image which will include your ball!
If you can help or know someone who could, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org for my postal address.
Deadline for balls collected is end of March 2014.
My work aims to engage the public by combining the contradiction between initial aesthetic attraction with the message of awareness about plastic marine pollution. To view my previous images please visit http://mandy-barker.com
All footballs will be greatly received & thank you for helping me to increase awareness of issue of marine pollution.
Images: Mandy Barker Photography