Meet Markus Aspegren an international awarded photographer from Kuopio, Finland. He is the brain behind the famous photography series about the global problem of water pollution. This photo series tells a story of nature and people. The series intention is to stir up emotion also in people and tell a story of our waters.
“Nature has always been an important part of my life. Since early childhood, I’ve spent countless hours in the great outdoors. All my childhood summers I spent boat-traveling in Finland’s lakes and rivers, and sometimes the Baltic Sea. Water has come to be a very meaningful element. It’s a part of me,” says Markus.
Over the years, the plastic pollution of our waters has become a global problem. We dump more than eight million tonnes of waste in the sea every year-80% of it is plastic. This series is inspired by the horror stories of H.P. Lovecraft, particularly The Shadow Over Innsmouth (1931), wherein rising from the sea a dark threat lurks over the village of Innsmouth.
Check his awesome photos below.