Mangrovia is intended to be visual allegory, developed into an environmentally focused narrative, one I like to think is akin to a medieval saga/fairytale. In essence the work I produce is an attempt to present the pressing issues of mangrove destruction/water pollution in an alluring, fantastical way. Mangrovia when complete will be a comment on the state of the worlds polluted waterways, and intends to prompt us to consider the moral and environmental consequences of mangrove habitat loss, continued fouling of the worlds oceans, rivers and wetlands.

By looking at reality I’m creating the illusion of an imaginary world, where it’s characters are immersed in a struggle for survival, as the ‘inundated realm’ they inhabit threatens their survival. Within this liquid morass the ‘tribes’ constantly wander in pursuit of a better, dryer life. In tandem to this they quarrel. There are wars! There is struggle. Ultimately I'm using the innocuous mangrove and focusing on the incongruity of form to drive the message that humanity could end up in a lawless, much depleted terrifying world if we continue on our current trajectory of environmental destruction.

The tone of the work is intentionally dark. To push the message that humanity faces an uncertain future if we continue on our current trajectory of earthly degradation & to neglect the pressing issues of climate change. My approach is to seek out natural anomalies, or human garbage/inferences in wetland, coastline, river & mangrove habitats, which when viewed through my carefully selected lens. (only one focal length 55mm. NO PHOTOSHOP RETOUCHING)

NB: This is work in progress. Series title, image titles are not yet fully realized.

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The Blue Abyss
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Black Mud Taketh Away
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Mount Cherusci & Lake Seneca
2061
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Black Delta
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Ogon Buriel #1
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Ogon Buriel #3
2061
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Ogon Buriel #2
2061
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Mud Dragons
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Warlok #1
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Warlok #2
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Warlok #3

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Warlok #4
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Aftermath of Seiche
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Lost Togan Mother with Child
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The Barbrian Trenches
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The Badlandia Steppes
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Sinkhole. The Badlandia Steppes
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Plains of Vileness #1
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Plains of Vileness #2
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Plains of Vileness #4 Lake Slime
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Labyrinth of Carcinus
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The Dark Valley #1
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The Dark Valley #2

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Red River
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Toganite Masses #1
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Toganite Masses #2
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Toganite Masses #3
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Toganite refugees crawl forth hoping to find dryer terrain
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Mangrovian Spy
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looking deeper into the social disorder, we uncover subversives planning revenge
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The Battle of Ojah Delta #1
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The Battle of Ojah Delta #2
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Towers of Toxicity #1
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Towers of Toxicity #2
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Towers of Toxicity #3
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Towers of Toxicity #4
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Towers of Toxicity #5
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Towers of Toxicity #6
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Soggdland #1
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Soggdland #2
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The Crucifix
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In this uncivilized and spoiled world, many of the disenchanted worship false Gods....
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The God Idol STYRACIFLUA
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The Fountain of Pity
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The Civic Alter
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Lake Slime (detail)
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Phanagoria # 1
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Phanagoria # 2
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Allejan Vallis
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Allejan Vallis
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Allejan Vallis
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Ojah Delta
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A lone and lost Boglandian wanders aimlessly in the lower reaches of the Ojah Delta......
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Toganite Clan #1
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Toganite Militia #1
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Toganite Clan #3
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Toganite Militia #2
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Gorge of 1000 Serpents
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Swamped Souls
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Boglandian Pilgrims #1
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Ravaged Ridge
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Grim Peaks
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Boglandian Pilgrims beside Lake Agassiz #1
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Boglandian Pilgrims beside Lake Agassiz #2
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Boglandian Pilgrims beside Lake Agassiz #3
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Boglandian Pilgrims beside Lake Agassiz #4
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Boglandian Pilgrims beside Lake Agassiz #5
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Boglandian Pilgrims beside Lake Agassiz #6
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Vindhya Bridge
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Vindhya Bridge besides Lake Agassiz
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Lake Agassiz
Year 2060
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