/ 2018 / Press / Nature/Environmental

Micro Climate Change

  • Prize
    Gold in Press/Nature/Environmental, Bronze in Fine Art/Collage
  • Company
    Mr.
  • Photographer
    Robert Dash

Micro Climate Change

As we humans are busy going about our lives, nature is in shock from the choices that we make. This series explores how nature
responds to climate change from a micro perspective. The images
promote the exquisite detail, mystery, vulnerability and power of
nature.

Climate change increases pollen, and with it, allergies and asthma. It causes droughts and flooding, which damage plants and crops and turns grasslands to deserts. It upsets pollinator/flower relationships. Diatoms and plants make most of the oxygen on Earth. Warmer oceans make it harder for diatoms to make oxygen. These images illustrate each of the characters in this drama.

Each image was made with a scanning electron microscope, and
features natural objects scaled at several times smaller than a
pinhead. Most of the images are photomontages with DSLR macro
photography, to allow a surreal conversation between everyday
leaves, seeds or feathers, and minute details of themselves.

Awards Visura/UPI Grant for Storytelling on Climate Change, Shortlist
Critical Mass Finalist 2017
Lenswork #136, Feature
Author, On An Acre Shy of Eternity/ Micro Landscapes at the Edge
Gold for Arts/Photography, Best of Self Published
(Finalist, Foreword Indie Book Awards, Photography)