We love it, we hate it, we can’t live without it. We invented it, we depend on it, and we are drowning in it.
The plastic pollution is engulfing the world; a self-destructive weapon we created, unprepared to predict the repercussions of such a revolution.
We are never more than three feet away from something plastic; the era of “throwaway living” with a plethora of single-use plastics contaminates our lives.
This versatile and alluring material, agent of our modern era, is revealing its dark side, a side that can choke us, abuse us and even kills us.
The plastic's destiny has become so entwined with our own. We are trapped in an unhealthy relationship where the complexities and dangers outweigh the benefits or any other instant gratification imprisoned in this undying material.
Plastic has been our synthetic master to whom we have been obeying for decades, abiding by its commandments day in day out, almost needing it like air and water.
In “Eurydice” photographer Mattia Pasin and stylist Francesca Donnarumma, envision the whole notion of this man-made marvel, conceptually grasping its pervasive, omnipresent and lurking qualities.
In “Eurydice” plastic is personified as a female entity; a woman under the plastic assault, undergoing the various phases of this climactic issue, to the point that she is utterly covered by it. A profound warning symbol of our cultural lostness, and of our daily sinking in our own quicksand.
The question that prevails is not about why but rather how: How can we break free and get back in control of our own destiny? How can we heal this love and hate relationship with the least possible detriments? How can we reform the surreal consequences of our collective choice? What is the antidote that we can grant ourselves with to defend and stand up against a plastic paved future?
Lensed by Mattia Pasin
Styled by Francesca Donnarumma
Hair by Luce Tasca
Make up by Rocco Santamorena