Project 2015 / One Small Thing
In my One Small Thing project from 2015, I made tiny portraits of people who’re doing something to make a difference, nominated by people who know them.
"For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love." - Carl Sagan
ADB (Diarmuid Baigrie)
Cleans up beaches Rooi Els Beach and all over Cape Town SA, for decades
ADB had a theory about Rooi Els beach, after watching the tide line for many years - that it seemed to pull trash in from all of False Bay. A lot of it just kept washing back in and out with the tide. He figured that by picking up what was washing in, he would lessen what was ending up on the beach every day and his labour proved his theory right - it did lessen but since people keep littering, it does still keep washing up.
He owned a plastics factory in Cape Town, ""Tuffy"" and one of this things they made was garbage bags, using recycled plastic and he became a passionate advocate for picking up litter - he would donate free trash bags to anyone who wanted to clean up a street, beach or neighborhood."