Looking Into the Eye of the Beast

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, what do these caged beasts see?
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Photo: Oscar Ciutat

Mind grabbing photos from Oscar Ciutat, a photographer in Barcelona, Spain, seem to provoke this thought deeply. These images are part of a series called “Caged”, entirely comprised of captive animals from the Barcelona Zoo. What can be seen looking back in the eye that beholds you, something tangible or nothing at all, is for you to decide. beholder

Photo: Oscar Ciutat

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Of his works Oscar says: “It is said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. I took a series of trips to the local zoo to photograph the eyes of animals held in captivity. I was intrigued by whether the lack of freedom would be apparent in the images.”

What answers he found, we may never know for certain. Yet those who see his works will reach some conclusion themselves rather easily.
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Photo: Oscar Ciutat

While zoos are amazing and the animals a glory to behold, it does make one wonder at times, what would an entire life in a cage be like surrounded by loud, hairless apes? I’m not sure if it would be more Planet of the Apes or a bad prison movie. I do know I’m happy I don’t have to find out for myself.

With special thanks to Oscar Ciutat for letting us use his images for this post.

[Published for Environmental Graffiti]

When Nature Ads Go Wrong

Go Green! At least that’s what they think, you think, they’re making you think, they think…

Confused yet? Corporate greed has always been the bane of the environment. Now greed has gone ‘green’ again, this time it’s a pretty paint job, for the same green they have always chased, money.

How to Sell a Lock… Choke a Tree and Kill Some Hippies!

Green Hippy Happy Greed

Photo: masterlock

I think the point was supposed to be ‘our locks are tuff’ but all I can see is a bunch of dead hippies. They want you to think it’s a great product and you can tell. You can tell because they are willing to kill environmentally conscious humans and choke a tree to death. See how much they care about green?

How to Sell a Battery… Poison the Environment of Course!

After Falling into River

Photo: koba

After Being Abandoned

Photo: koba

After Being Discarded

Photo: koba

Nothing says ‘our product’s good’ like showing how hard it is for nature to reclaim.

On the other hand, this just reminds me of all the toxic pollution we gladly buy, then toss back at Mother Nature to handle. None of their advertising agents must have moved out of their mom’s house yet, because nobody else’s mom still cleans up their mess once they’re on their own.

How to Sell Auto Recycling… Make us Feel Guilty About it!

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Photo: skoda

The Bat Cave

Photo: skoda

Who Gives a Hoot?

Photo: skoda

Ok, even I admit this company may be greedy, but at least serves a real green need. They are also the only one to make an honest and useful point…

“Mother Nature should not have to adapt to our trash”

For business greed is considered good, at least within its own walls. Most companies will never admit the perversity of their ad campaigns, at least when consumers don’t complain, or the real reasons behind them. The world is at war with our habits and she needs our help. Can you make a difference, or will you just keep consuming?

[Published for Environmental Graffiti]

Video: Monsanto given Angry Mermaid Award

Video: Monsanto given Angry Mermaid Award

Environmental groups and the public have voted biotech company Monsanto the world’s worst polluter. The company was awarded the Angry Mermaid Award.

Many thanks to @GreenEcos from Mixx for the tip.

Calling Earth from the Air World Release of Green Movie Home

Calling Earth from the Air: world release of green movie ‘Home’

World Environment Day on Friday sees the worldwide release of a movie billed by producers as "the greatest green event ever", a high-budget documentary to save the planet from Yann Arthus-Bertrand.

Hat Tip to @GreenEcos for the information

How To Green Up Your Business Clothing Kids and Lifestyle

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Green living does not have to be a pain, simple choices can make sound environmental impact changes. Presented are some great short video how to help on greening up your business, eco actions for kids, environmentally happy lifestyle and clothing options you may not know. We all share one planet, here’s some tips for how anyone can help it stay just a little greener.

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