The Carrara marble mines in Tuscany have long been a source of awe and inspiration for artists and designers alike. But what lies beneath the beautiful white veins of this coveted stone is a harsh and sometimes devastating reality.
As a photographer, I have long been fascinated by the beauty and complexity of the natural world. My latest project explores the impact of mining on the landscape surrounding the Carrara marble mines in Tuscany. Through my lens, I have captured the stark contrast between the raw, industrial scars left behind by mining and the delicate beauty of the surrounding hills. The photographs document the effects of the large-scale operations on the local flora and fauna, and the long-term impacts on the park's biodiversity.
The brilliant white of the marble stands out against the muted tones of the earth and sky, creating a striking contrast that speaks to the human desire to extract beauty from the earth at any cost. As I photographed these scenes, I couldn't help but feel a deep sense of sorrow and concern for the impact that our actions have on the environment.
My ongoing research into this topic will continue through this exhibition and beyond, as I aim to provoke reflection on our relationship with the natural world. My hope is to inspire a greater sense of responsibility and stewardship towards our planet, reminding us of the impact of our actions on the fragile beauty of our world.