Very original and interesting work by Andrew Hughes published recently in a book entitled Dominant Wave Theory. For the last ten years he has been making pictures along the coastline including details of objects found on the sand as a testament of human pollution (this picture is of an artifical rose, indeed). This work contains images taken during a period of almost 8 years and is a message to raise awareness of the consequences of coastal pollution.
Andrew Hughes’s work explores the detritus and garbage washed up on the shores where he surfs. Despite their ominous presence, these mass-produced items become aesthetic forms within the open theater of the beach. By photographing everyday products in such an environment, Hughes attempts to draw attention to the small scale, the unseen, and the pollutants of modern industrial consumerist society – Amazon.com description of the book Dominant Wave Theory by Andrew Hughes.
A portion of the proceeds from this book, which was designed by well-know American designer David Carson, will be donated to three charities: Surfrider Foundation, Surfers Against Sewage, and the Marine Conservation Society