Whale sharks T-shirt
Ocean Photographer of the Year (OPY) has collaborated with sustainable surf brand, Rapanui, to connect two distinct artforms, photography and illustration, all while raising money for the ocean. Rapanui's in-house illustrators have picked a selection of some of OPY2023’s world-class photography to graphically interpret. Their challenge: to turn each photograph into a wearable piece of art, without losing the essence of the original image.
This T-shirt is an interpretation of Max Holba's beautiful shot of whale sharks in the Philippines. Max's photograph was Highly Commended in the Human Connection Award: People & Planet Ocean category (check it out here!). Max has nominated Thresher Shark Indonesia as his ocean charity, making every sale of this particular T-shirt a fundraiser for the organisation courtesy of donations made by Ocean Photographer of the Year.
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* This T-shirt is available via our partner, Rapanui
Rapanui is an ethical clothing brand that uses organic cotton and sustainable manufacturing practices. It also runs a circular and renewable system whereby old products can be returned once worn out, then remade into something else. You can read more about their ethos here.
Ocean Photographer of the Year is a celebration of our beautiful blue planet, as well as a platform to highlight the many plights it is facing. This small, bespoke run of T-shirts, selecting just one image from each competition category, represents an opportunity for creative worlds to connect, to bring something new and different to life, to showcase the ocean in a new – and interactive – way. Photographed. Illustrated. Wearable.
Photographer Max Holba creates beautiful ocean imagery. Check out his original photograph that inspired the Whale sharks T-shirt, here.
Thresher Shark Indonesia is Max’s chosen charity. £1 from each unit sale of this particular T-shirt will be donated to TSI by Ocean Photographer of the Year.
**Please note all manufacturing, printing, sales, distribution, returns and customer service is handled by Rapanui. For any related enquiries, please contact them directly**
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Oceanographic Magazine uses beautiful photography and captivating storytelling to transport both the wonder and plight of the ocean into people’s homes. It is a magazine that aims to bring our blue planet to life, to connect and inspire.
About the ocean. For the ocean.