The Deepwater Horizon oil spill not only tainted the Gulf of Mexico, it went past it to shake some thinking souls across the world. Politicians, environmentalists, commoners, media persons and photographers: all stood against the enormous sin against nature, marine life and humanity. Famed photographer Steven Meisel – through his artistic photographs – joins the protestors. He recently made a shoot for the Italian Vogue that featured top model Kristen McMenamy lying senseless on a beach in oil-stained apparel.
Mimicking oil-soaked birds to the fullest, the photographs reprove BP’s role in letting the ocean fall prey to its miscalculated endeavor.