Meditations on Planet or Plastic

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#planetorplastic — school floor in East Bali, Indonesia. On assignment for East Bali Poverty Project.

This photo essay is inspired by recent call for submissions to evoke thoughts on, “Planet or plastic?” Thanks to National Geographic Your Shot and EyeEm for the calls for submissions.

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#planetorplastic — the irony of Indonesia’s coffee scene where processed instant coffee rules over organic single origin beans. On assignment for Seniman Industries.
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#planetorplastic — Chiang Rai’s (Thailand) night market. Side note: this composition is a nod to the master photographer, Saul Leiter.
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#planetorplastic — Bali’s iconic rice fields.
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#planetorplastic — washing coffee beans near Ubud, Bali for Loop Images, UK.
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#planetorplastic — paradise lost in the Kaafu Atoll Maldives.
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#planetorplastic — canang sari to-go in Pasar Ubud Bali.
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#planetorplastic — a food vendors serves lunch to one of many daily workers in Ubud Centre.
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#planetorplastic — canang sari/Balinese offerings delivered to your door in Ubud Bali.

All images copyright ©️ mark l chaves. All rights reserved.

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I slung code for Fortune 500 companies in a previous life. Now, I write and make some photographs. I’ve moved on to Dev.to. Portfolio on CaughtMyEye.cc

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