On outer Cape Cod are exquisite dunes in an area known as the Provincetown backshore.

Once completely forested, early settlers cut all the trees found there for their own use. Without roots to hold the soil in place, relentless winds created these dunes as we know them today.

Now a popular destination for both tourists as well as local residents, after a short walk across the dunes to reach the ocean, one surveys a scene of stunning beauty marred by plastic litter of all descriptions, washed ashore.

There will be no clean sweep by the wind this time to cover the signs of environmental abuse. The specter of plastic waste suggests a much darker outcome.

These photographs seek to reveal different views of an area of natural beauty while provoking questions about the inevitable consequences of present day mistakes.