The Photographic Forecast captures at-risk natural landscapes
Australian travel and landscape photographer Lisa Michele Burns (The Wandering Lens) has launched The Photographic Forecast, a 49-piece art collection that captures the patterns, textures, tones and features of some of the most at-risk natural landscapes around the world.
Burns, who travelled far and wide to produce the launch collection, said The Photographic Forecast is designed to spark a wider conversation about climate change and shine a light on regions that are at risk of adapting to or changing because of climatic conditions.
The Photographic Forecast print collection includes captivating imagery from the hottest place on earth (Death Valley National Park, USA), the largest living structure on the planet (The Great Barrier Reef, Australia), a world heritage marine ecosystem (Shark Bay, Australia), the driest place on earth (The Atacama Desert, Chile), The Greenland Ice Sheet and Sermeq Kujalleq and Namibia’s Skeleton Coast and Sossusvlei.
Burns said The Photographic Forecast will raise much-needed funds for various environmental projects and initiatives, with the sale of each print contributing to reforestation, research, climate adaption projects and wildlife protection initiatives locally in Australia and around the world.
“I’d been searching for a way to use photography to not only highlight landscapes impacted by environmental factors but to also inspire me creatively and The Photographic Forecast has been the perfect way to blend my two passions together,” said Burns.
“With climate change and conservation both being current issues, The Photographic Forecast is a project that blends design and travel together to inform and inspire the discussion of our natural world,” she said.
“Using visual aids is the best way I know to bring awareness to the issue of our changing climate and conservation projects.”
In 2020, Burns will continue to travel and capture regions and areas of impact around the world to continue to shine a light on conservation and climate adaptation projects while adding to the initial launch collection.
“If the project inspires someone to read a little more about our changing climate and brings awareness to the featured landscapes and initiatives, I’ll be happy,” she said.