Virgin Images

Virgin Images.

Dedicated to showcasing the
unspoiled and pure aspects of our world.

Stemming from deep concern that our planet is in grave danger, and that this jeopardy is approaching a point
of irreversible damage, we offer images that preserve and portray our planet in its "virginal" form.
All images shown on this site depict the planet in its untouched beauty, without any change wrought from the aggression of mankind. 

We view this purity as spiritual in nature, and hold this quality sacrosanct,
something to be protected and preserved through these images.

Those images are here for you to enjoy and to acquire for display in your home and business environments.
Profits from the sales of images on this site will be used to aide in efforts to preserve the Earth. 

Please consider investing in our content as a way to help fund conservation activities, and to express to everyone who visits your space that you care and are committed to saving our environment. The images speak for themselves as emissaries of the natural world and its irreplaceable beauty. 

Each image on display will carry with it a subliminal reminder to viewers that this is an imperative aspect of our lives, not an option or casual pursuit.  Show these images to remind yourself and those you care about, that  this work needs action today and tomorrow  and every day until the reversal  of the  effects of human carnage have taken root over the forces  of destruction that currently dominate.

You will also find here images of the Earth that have been lost. Places such as the Tuolumne Valley, which although subsequently  destroyed  by the Hetch Hetchy dam to feed San Francisco's thirst for expansion, is now under consideration for renewal.  We consider the power of images to be a way of creating powerful collective memories that could engender the public will to restore areas that have been previously lost.

We invite anyone to send images of areas that have been lost with their cases for renewal, so we can post these cases and advocate their restoration and protection. Historical images of the "virginal" Earth holds the memories of what we have lost and within them, the importance  of the  work we now have to do to restore our heritage and find peace again with our world.

Bennett Hall
Founder and Design director
Virgin Images

One more thing, we are also intend to have some fun in the process...

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Virgin images is a creative project of Bennett Hall, California based artist.
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John Muir in Yosemite Valley, Handtinted by Bennett Hall

No voice spoke more eloquently or passionately in opposition to the damming of Hetch Hetchy than that of Scottish-born naturalist, John Muir. Loath to see the valley become a victim to progress, Muir, realized that, in the end, the need for water far exceeded his early environmentalist wisdom and eloquent pleas. Some say the damming of Hetch Hetchy killed Muir, who died in 1914, the year construction on the Dam began.
Others say the Dam rescued the Valley from an even worse menace of progress: the automobile.

Dam Hetch Hetchy! As well dam for water tanks the popples cathedrals and churches, for no holier temple has ever been consecrated by the heart of man's — John Muir

from Wikipedia

Scottish-born naturalist John Muir first wrote many articles popularizing the area and increasing scientific interest in it. Muir was one of the first to theorize that the major landforms in Yosemite were created by large alpine glaciers, bucking established scientists such as Josiah Whitney, who regarded Muir as an amateur. Muir also wrote scientific papers on the area's biology.