Pick up your sh*t

a black plastic bag on grass
Plastic Bag, Cesar Chavez Park, Berkeley, California

So, I have what will most likely be a never ending photography series with the working title, “Pick Up Your Shit.”  My husband and I go on a great deal of outdoor adventures and I am sad to say that each time we are out and about in nature I find that someone has littered.  For some reason it makes me even more angry to find litter when I’m surrounded by trees, water, or mountains compared to when I’m walking up and down concrete streets.  So, to deal with my anger I started photographing the litter to someday show in a gallery space.  When I can reach it and carry it, I pick up the litter and throw it away.

Needless to say, I was a giddy little girl when I discovered Litterati, an online storage space for found (and hopefully picked up) litter.  Started by a Bay Area man himself, Litterati asks you to take 4 steps and join their revolution.

1. Find a piece of litter.

2. Photograph it with Instagram.

3. Add the hashtag “#litterati”

4. Throw away the litter.




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