Wellington South Coast Clean Up 2012
Two weeks ago I photographed the Wellington South Coast Clean-up 2012 event. This is a voluntary event where individuals and groups come together and spend an hour combing Wellington’s idyllic beaches and rugged headlands for discarded rubbish deposited by wind, tide, or by hand. The event stretched out along 11 kilometers of coast, from Owhiro Bay in the East, to Breaker Bay in the West.
I decided to shoot mainly portraits and set-up shots rather than candid. An hour is a small amount of time to visit a number of locations and wait for volunteers to find interesting pieces of rubbish, especially considering that not every location I visited had a large number of volunteers to photograph. Here are a few shots from that day: