Sunday 17 December 2017

Emma Thompson and a host of celebrities strip naked and pose with dead fish

Emma Thompson with her husband Greg Wise. Photo: Jillian Edelstein
Emma Thompson with her husband Greg Wise. Photo: Jillian Edelstein
Joseph Millson with Dog Fish. Photo: Jillian Edelstein
Jodhi May with a Swordfish. Photo: Jillian Edelstein
Dougray Scott with a Pomfret. Photo: Jillian Edelstein
Alex Jennings with a Pink Sea Bream. Photo: Jillian Edelstein
Miriam Margolyes with a John Dory. Photo: Jillian Edelstein
Chipo Chung with a Grey Mullet. Photo: Jillian Edelstein
Mark Rylance with a Smooth Hound Shark. Photo: Jillian Edelstein
Felicity Dean with a Cod. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

Sasha Brady

Emma Thompson and a host of celebrities have stripped naked and posed with dead fish as part of a campaign against overfishing.

The celebrities have lent their naked bodies to the Fishlove campaign in order to raise awareness of unsustainable fishing practices and the destruction of the marine environment.

Emma Thompson (56) and her husband Greg Wise lead the photoshoot as they preserve their modesty with two Black Scabbard fish from Portugal.

Speaking about the campaign, the couple said: "You do feel a little guilty holding a huge dead fish while you are very much alive, but by doing this Fishlove portrait with a deep-sea Black Scabbard fish we want to make clear the message: if we don’t end the overfishing and pollution of the ocean, all these beautiful creatures are threatened."

They added: "In particular, deep-sea fishing is unsustainable, unnecessary and should stop"

Other stars who took part in the campaign included Mark Rylance, Dougray Scott and Miriam Margolyes.

Joseph Millson with Dog Fish. Photo: Jillian Edelstein
Joseph Millson with Dog Fish. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

The Fishlove campaign hopes to discourage destructive fishing practices and encourage people to stop eating overfished species such as cod and instead turn to lesser-known fish such as sprats, gurnard

Leading London seafood restaurant, J Sheekey Oyster Bar, endorsed Fishlove by commissioning the series of photographs taken by photographer Jillian Edelstein. 

Jodhi May with a Swordfish. Photo: Jillian Edelstein
Jodhi May with a Swordfish. Photo: Jillian Edelstein

Just to note, the fish in the photos are dead but that's because they were destined for the great big freezer in the sky anyway.

Dougray Scott with a Pomfret. Photo: Jillian Edelstein
Dougray Scott with a Pomfret. Photo: Jillian Edelstein
Felicity Dean with a Cod. Photo: Jillian Edelstein
Felicity Dean with a Cod. Photo: Jillian Edelstein
Chipo Chung with a Grey Mullet. Photo: Jillian Edelstein
Chipo Chung with a Grey Mullet. Photo: Jillian Edelstein
Miriam Margolyes with a John Dory. Photo: Jillian Edelstein
Miriam Margolyes with a John Dory. Photo: Jillian Edelstein
Alex Jennings with a Pink Sea Bream. Photo: Jillian Edelstein
Alex Jennings with a Pink Sea Bream. Photo: Jillian Edelstein
Mark Rylance with a Smooth Hound Shark. Photo: Jillian Edelstein
Mark Rylance with a Smooth Hound Shark. Photo: Jillian Edelstein
Tom Bateman poses with red mullet. Photo: Jillian Edelstein.
Tom Bateman poses with red mullet. Photo: Jillian Edelstein.

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