SAVAGE, the leading photography, and video NFT marketplace today revealed it had signed legendary photographer and videographer Paul Nicklen in the capacity of a contributor and advisor to the platform.
SAVAGE Inks Deal with Paul Nicklen
Based in Canada, Paul is a seasoned photographer, filmmaker, and marine biologist who holds several accolades to his name. In a career spanning over two decades, Paul’s professional portfolio includes several highly-acclaimed documentaries that capture the beauty of the Earth.
Paul is an adventurer at heart and is also known as a staunch advocate for conservation efforts.
Previously, Paul has served as an assignment photographer for National Geographic magazine and Sony Artisan of Imagery. Throughout his career, Paul has continued to capture the attention of a global audience via his creative work.
Notably, Paul is also one of the world’s most recognized polar specialists and conservationists.
Finally Venturing Into the NFT Space
Despite being one of the most reputed photographers and videographers in the world, Paul has chosen to stay away from the NFT space. This comes as surprising as Paul has petabytes of 8k footage.
For Paul, a major reason behind his decision to stay away from NFTs was their negative environmental impact. Paul believes NFTs’ carbon footprint is incompatible with his values, and his efforts to conserve nature, especially in the polar regions of the planet.
To expand on this, recent research by Memo Atken found that the carbon footprint of an average single-edition NFT is equivalent to driving a petrol car for 1,000 km.
Moreover, one of the artists that were researched minted an NFT collection that, over the span of 6 months, had a carbon footprint of 260-megawatt hours. For context, this much energy can power the average home in the EU for 77 years.
However, with SAVAGE, Paul’s thoughts toward NFTs are about to undergo a drastic positive change.
The eco-friendly NFT marketplace leverages the power of Polygon’s Proof of Stake consensus blockchain, coupled with the support and guidance of Crypto Climate Accord and EnergyWeb to manage carbon offsets.
By creating the world’s first carbon-neutral NFT marketplace for 8K video and the highest resolution photography from the best content creators in the world, SAVAGE is pioneering the eco-friendly NFT movement.
If you’re interested in learning more about Paul Nicklen and Sea Legacy, check out his announcement on Instagram here.