New York based hairstylist James Pecis with London based portrait photographer Paul Wetherell, and Sydney based wave/surf photographer Ben Budgen collaborated on this limited edition hardcover book in which all of the proceeds will go to Mission Blue to save our oceans. The visual dialogue of beauty inspired by nature was made by pairing black & white portraits of youth with vibrant moments of the ocean.
Mission Blue inspires action to explore and protect the ocean. Founded by Dr. Sylvia Earle, her wish is to ignite public support for marine protected areas, called Hope Spots, large enough to restore the health of the ocean- what Dr. Earle calls the Blue Heart of the planet. Through raising awareness and creating community, no individual is without power to make a difference. Mission Blue’s partner community includes over 200 organizations around the world working on behalf of marine conservation.
“With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you’re connected to the sea. No matter where on Earth you live.
No water, no life. No blue, no green.”
Concept, art direction and book design by Kimberley Norcott
Hair by James Pecis
Portraits by Paul Wetherell
Ocean images by Ben Bugden
Casting by Shelley Durkan
Makeup by Athena Paginton
The limited hardcover edition with limited run of 2000 is printed with environmental responsibility and available at selected shops and online at www.accidentalism.com