We are all in this together.
Recycling, eating less meat, avoid traveling by plane. Little changes in everyday life can bring a positive change to our environment.
In daily life we get confronted with subconscious questions, whether it is by washing, shopping, travelling or when you are consuming food. I ask myself questions like «Is it necessary to use the drier or can I let the laundry dry by air?» or «Why do I need to go to the bakery when there is enough time to bake the bread by myself?»
In the last few years, I started to be more conscious when consuming resources. Comparing products and saying NO to the abundance of food. Also, I try using public transport instead of driving by car and I started to look after local products to support little farmers around the village.
Another circumstance is the increasingly fast-moving society, everything has to happen as fast as possible – spending as little time as possible to get things done. For example, ordering food from the delivery service, while you are still busy working so that you do not waste any time waiting for the food to be cooked.
Living more consciously, being thankful for what we have. Take time for those things in life that matter to you, that is the way to go.
I started working on the project «consumer society» at the end of 2020. My work shows portrait and stillife photography. The stillife is primarily depicting food waste and overconsumption in our society. An Interview with the person on the portrait, Laila, connects today‘s consumer society with sustainable consumption. The two types of photography stand in sharp contrast to each other to remind you: Overthink your consumption and contribute to a positive change for our environment!