Vinny Stelzer is a Filmmaker and Photographer based in the UK. He is a graduate of Falmouth University where he studied Marine & Natural History Photography. For as long as he can remember he has always felt a strong connection to the natural world and through modern education and cultural trends, he feels that we have been drawn away from this space and allowed it to be replaced by unnecessary wants and needs.
He wants to provide imagery to the world that will remind people to explore the wild and regain that relationship with the world around them, inspiring action and change towards a sustainable future.
The current outcome of plastic pollution in modern society is devastating. Everyone must now realise the implications of everyday plastic use and just how damaging convenient single-use plastics are. We must create a change within the plastics industry to reduce production and promote less-waste living.
Coalesce introduces the idea that in order to achieve sustainability, all facets of society must unite. Through this we can achieve greater conservation goals, and lead the following generations of this world towards a sustainable future for all.
This book which is also a feature film will highlight the beauty and fragility of the ocean, and the Cornish coastline. It will be looking at the issues that have an affect on the health and well being of this environment, specifically ocean plastics and pollutants. It will look at how current efforts are being implemented, and the work that is being done to educate and raise awareness among the young communities around Cornwall.
The outcome of this project is to raise awareness to the general public about the importance of actively reducing the amount of plastics and pollutants we create day to day, and showcase the incredible projects already underway around Cornwall that are actively teaching younger generations about the importance of marine conservation, providing them with better knowledge and skill sets, that will set them up to live active, leading roles in shaping future conservation.
The book is a collaborative project featuring local Cornish artist Helen Trevaskis and fellow Falmouth University graduate Matt Chapman. I am hoping to raise £500 to cover the costs of publishing an initial round of copies. All pledges made after exceeding the target amount will go towards printing further copies and making this book available across the UK.
PLEASE NOTE - THE BOOK PICTURED IS A HARDBACK EDITION, ALL BOOKS PRINTED WILL BE PAPERBACK AND HAND FINISHED WITH THE COALESCE MARKING.
For pledges including a print please select from the numbered pictures below.