And I’m an eco-friendly photographer based in Italy
What can I do to minimise my impact on the planet? Is there anything I can do to make this society more fair and equal for all living beings?
These are the questions that I ask myself everyday and that encourages me to do my best to live in a way that reflects my main values: sustainability and equality. But with all that’s being going on in the world – climate change, deforestation, air and water pollution – I came to the conclusion that just acting in my personal life was not enough. So I rolled up my sleeves and started to think how I can reduce my environmental impact as a photographer who works mainly in the wedding industry. I’m still trying to improve but here are the first ethical and sustainable practices I’ve adopted as a photographer:
– second-hand gear: most of my equipment – camera bodies, lenses, accessories and computer – was bought second-hand or was refurbished. Even if they are not brand new, they still function perfectly and I make sure they continue to be with a yearly check-up. Considering the environmental and climate costs of technology, opting for second-hand gear it’s the most environmentally-friendly choice.
– 100% recycled paper cards and envelopes: I love paper. I love all kinds of stationery. But let’s face it: paper is bad because it implies the cutting of trees. Fortunately I have found 100% recycled paper cards and envelopes that allows to keep writing thank you cards to my clients!
– photo albums for trees: for every photo album I print, I plant a tree for my clients through Treedom. Let’s remember that trees absorb carbon dioxide, protect biodiversity, contrast soil erosion and desertification.
– zero carbon website: every click made, every video watched, every photo uploaded, every email sent produces emissions. That’s why I’ve decided to offset my website’s carbon footprint through CO2web, a project by Rete Clima that helps me “clean” this website by giving back to nature.
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I love to engage with like-minded people, capturing both the extraordinary and the ordinary moments, the perfect and the imperfect bits of their lives… but also talking about what we can do for the planet we love!