RICHARD MARK DOBSON
Waterworld

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The Blue Abyss
2015-2017

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Black Mud Taketh Her Away
2015-2017

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Mount Cherusci & Lake Seneca
2015-2017

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Black Delta
2015-2017

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Orgon burial #1
2015-2017

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Mud Dragons
2015-2017

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Ziplok # 2
2015-2017

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Tsunami aftermath. Seiche
2015-2017

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Lost Togan Mother with Child
2015-2017

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The Barbrian Trenches
2015-2017

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The Badlandia Steppes
2015-2017

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Sinkhole. The Badlandia Steppes
2015-2017

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Plains of Vileness #1
2015-2017

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Plains of Vileness & Lake Slime
2015-2017

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Labyrinth of Carcinus
2015-2017

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The Rancid Plateau #1
2015-2017

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The Rancid Plateau #2
2015-2017

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Togan Masses
2015-2017

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Sasian Chief
2015-2017

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Auks
2015-2017

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Togan Spy
2015-2017

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Sasian Women & Children
2015-2017

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The Battle of Ojah Delta #1
2015-2017

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The Battle of Ojah Delta #2
2015-2017

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Towers of Gamot #1 Plains of ájá ájá
2015-2017

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Towers of Gamot #2 Plains of ájá ájá
2015-2017

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Towers of Gamot #3 Plains of ájá ájá
2015-2017

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Towers of Gamot- Plains of ájá ájá
2015-2017

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The Breosladís Army #1
2015-2017

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The Crucifix
2015-2017

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The God Idol STYRACIFLUA
2015-2017

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The Fountain of Pity
2015-2017

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The Civic Centre
2015-2017

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Phanagoria # 1
2015-2017

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Allejan Vallis
2015-2017

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Allejan Vallis
2015-2017

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Allejan Vallis
2015-2017

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Ojah Delta
2015-2017

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Togan Clan
2015-2017

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Togan Militia #1
2015-2017

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Togan #2
2015-2017

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Gorge of 1000 Serpents
2015-2017

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Swamped Souls
2015-2017

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The Breosladís Pipeline
2015-2017

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Robed Boglandian Pilgrims
2015-2017

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Ravaged Ridge
2015-2017

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Grim Peaks
2015-2017

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Paya pilgrims beside Lake Agassiz #2
2015-2017

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Paya pilgrims beside Lake Agassiz #3
2015-2017

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Paya pilgrims beside Lake Agassiz #5
2015-2017

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Vindhya Bridge besides Lake Agassiz.
2015-2017

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The Sentinel on Lake Agassiz
2015-2017


WATERWORLD
 
Waterworld is a statement referenced to the worlds polluted waterways, and intends to prompt us to consider the moral and environmental consequences of mangrove habitat loss, continued fouling of the worlds oceans and rivers and the consequences of climate change. I attempt to offer visual allegory to drive the message that humanity could end up in a lawless, much depleted terrifying world if we continue on our current trajectory of environmental destruction and dismiss scientific warnings of climate change and the dire consequences of global warming.

By focusing my lens on Malaysian and Thai coastal mangrove forests, wetlands, shrimping farms, industrial coastal wasteland, beaches and river estuaries, I find elements within these environments which I believe create the illusion we are peering into an imaginary, almost pagan world. One far removed from our technologically advanced age.  A world where ungodly inhabitants/pagan tribes, constantly wander within this liquid morass in search of dry land, for a better quality of life. Due to the scarcity of resources, life is a constant struggle.  And quite often violent.  To give them hope they create deities and worship false Gods.

To create this visual allegory I purposely photographed; natural organic anomalies I found within the mangrove plant and tree roots systems, the inorganic blight and global pandemic of discarded plastic waste that is discharged annually into our rivers and seas.  And I attempt to point our attention towards the more ominous ramifications of the shrimping industry; namely the destruction of mangrove forests for pond construction and the contamination of the adjacent waterways from chemical discharge associated with shrimp excrement and antibiotics/anti bacterial chemistry.
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