It is vital to create an environmental awareness to the community. Extremely vital.
In conjunction with World Oceans Day on the 8th June, nude snapshots were taken for the Fishlove campaign as well as echoing a similar still of Helena Bonham-Carter that was released early this year. Judi Dench, Fiona Shaw, and Julie Christie were selected among 6 stars to strip for the over-fishing campaign.
Just like Bonham-Carter, who was seen posing with a 27kg tuna, each of the artistes will need to cover her modesty with their selected choice of marine animals.
The purpose of the campaign is to point out the devastation wrought by over-fishing and aims to encourage shoppers to purchase only feasible caught fish.
James Bond’s “Skyfall” star Dame Judi opted for a lobster and revealed to The Sunday Times the reason behind her choice. Apparently, she “has a passion for them”. She added:
The best part of the shoot was that it is not every day you get to cuddle one, the worst part was that I didn’t get to eat it.
Dame Judi’s biggest concern of the campaign is to highlight the increasing acidity of the world’s oceans, a phenomenon caused by atmospheric carbon dioxide dissolving in the sea. In large amounts, it can have a harmful impact on marine organisms and of course, the health of the lobster population.
“I have always loved the sea,” she continued. “My brothers and I learnt to swim practically before we could walk, and swimming in the sea is unsurpassed. I hope the campaign will achieve awareness of what we are doing to the planet.”
Followed by veteran Julie Christie, 75, best known starring in classic films such as “Doctor Zhivago”, appears in a rather dramatic photo that sees her lying covered in small fish.
Posing on a bed of fish, seaweed and shells, her hair fanned out behind her and a fish was place in the centre which explains that Christie’s modesty is just about preserved by a dogfish. Christie, who is keen to end overfishing, said:
None of us should buy fish without checking its sustainability and in what manner it has been caught.
Next, known for her role as Petunia Dursley in “Harry Potter” film, Fiona Shaw is seen straddling a plastic chair while holding a ruby snapper between her legs.
Joining the other 4 to complete the sextet of stars is the “Musketeers” actress Tamla Kari together with writer and author Kathy Lette.
Meanwhile, actress Tamla Kari poses topless with a pair of herrings. Any guesses on what her modesty is? ;)
Lastly, Author Kathy Lettes’ choice is large dogfish sharks but unlike Christie, Lette is seen lying on her stomach with one shark on her back and the other one facing her.
As mentioned, Fishlove was only made notable when Ms Bonham-Carter’s tuna photo went viral in February.
According to the charity, the snaps played a part to gain confidence of chancellor George Osborne to create a marine-life reserve around the Pitcairn Islands, a British Overseas Territory in the South Pacific.
Fishlove was established by restaurateur Nicholas Rohl and theatre actress Greta Scacchi in 2009.
Source and featured image: Dailymail.co