Swarms of Plastic Bags Resemble Swooping Bird Formations

French photographer Alain Delorme’s Murmurations are inspired by the large, swooping formations of birds typically seen during the winter every year in Europe. Shortly before sunset between November and February, starlings take to the skies, looking for a place to settle in for the night. It is both frightful and stunning to see the natural, undulating curves moving in such massive numbers.

For his extraordinary project, Delorme mimicked this bird behavior in a series of digitally constructed compositions. Reminiscent of the beautiful bird dance, the photographs are actually meticulously placed plastic trash bags that are juxtaposed against vibrant, colorful horizons. The swarms consume the skies in a spectacular example of pollution in nature. While gazing upon the compositions, viewers can almost hear a low hum emanating from the arrangements, which embody an elegant blend of beauty and excess. The series is meant to convey a global message of how harmful products are regularly affecting and damaging our earth.

Delorme’s beautiful, fast-moving inspiration can be seen in real time in Neels Castillon’s video below.

Alain Delorme’s website
via [Faith Is Torment]

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Cinephile’s Ongoing Project Reveals Color Palettes Found in Famous Films

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