Professional photographer Skip Gandy grew up on Tampa’s Davis Islands and saw the city’s and industry’s lack of consideration for the environment. Events such as chemical spills attracted little attention in the press, and every day pollution was virtually ignored until the 1970s. While flying to and from sites for his aerial photography business, Gandy often took photographs of pollution and environmental degradation. To amuse himself, he would often display these photos in his storefront window. Although the photos caught the attention of passers-by, there was no shame among the polluters themselves at the time.