Working for free

Reading the title of this post, you might think are you crazy? Let me explain, when working in the media industry, as a photographer, video producer, one always has down time. Here and there a few free days where you can only relax and have so many coffee’s before you start crawling up the walls! What I do is try and get involved with a worthwhile cause. For me living on the Med in Spain, obviously this is going to influence whet I get involved in.

I teamed up with a group of environmentalists working on trying to protect the sea life from abuse by tourists and fishermen alike. This is the finished project, shot with no budget, my trusty Gopro (with a steady cam for the takes out of the water), a Panasonic Lumix FZ 1000  handheld and a zoom microphone. The end result was a bit shaky, but we all had fun and best of all it was really well received at the 2017 Formenterra Posidonia festival:

To those watersports and beach enthusiasts who use our oceans and seas every day, but have forgotten to help keep them clean and healthy. Booming tourism takes its toll yet again on Mother Nature. A tale untold. The truths revealed. An educative closer look to the real situation facing the coastal seas of Altea, Calpe, Moraira, Denia, Albir and Alfaz del Pi along the Costa Blanca, Spain. The the Mediterranean Sea is dying. The underwater fields of Posidonia are disappearing causing a detrimental effect on our daily lives and will only get worse. Is there anybody out there that cares? Understands? The clock is ticking. Presented by Christian Ras Ekander and filmed and edited by Christian Ganser