Beauty of Reuse
In our photo series ‘Beauty of Reuse’ we photographed the top 8 most important recyclable materials in an artistic way. With this photo series we’ve transformed waste into sustainable art.
We live in a prosperous disposable society and in our images we like to show what is still possible with waste. Our work emphasises the amount of plastic that has been used and left upon the Earth. Recycling and up-cycling are one of the best ways to make a positive impact on the world we live in. Altogether, our photographs portray the importance of protecting our earth against plastic pollution. We must act fast as the amount of waste we create is increasing all the time.
Five images out of this photo series:
Magazines – For this image we have manually made 1,000 beads from old magazines. First we cut even strips from the covers of old magazines. Then we cut these strips diagonally into two equal parts. To then roll these strips up one after the other and glue them into a bead. In the end we spent over 22 hours on this part. The next step was to string the beads into strings of different lengths. Finally we put the wires in the neck piece together.
PET plastic bottles – For this image we made a ballerina tutu dress out of plastic bottles. We’ve cut and melted the bottles to get them into the right shape. The total process took around 6 hours.
Computer and laptop parts – For this image we made a wig out of computer and laptop parts. We started making a base out of clay. In this mold we’ve assembled the wig out of the parts. The total process took around 6 hours.
Cardboard – For this image we first cut squares out of cardboard. We manually made 1,500 squares. The dress is a tailored-made creation. After manually cutting the squares the next step was to create a perfectly fitting template around a model. We place the mold around a mannequin doll to make the dress out of cardboard. We glued the squares around the mannequin. We spent over 20 hours on the total process. The dress was worn by a real women in the photoshoot.
Mixed Paper – For this image we first cut squares out of mixed paper. We’ve manually folded every square into a pyramid. In the end we spend over 20 hours on this part. We’ve manually made 120 pyramids out of mixed paper. For the final part we’ve glued every pyramid piece by piece on the model.
Awards and publications
Magazine Foto Nostrum, 2020
The Society of Green Arts, 2020
Nominee Fine Art Photo Awards, 2020
Honorable Mention Moscow International Foto Awards, 2019
Honorable Mention ND Awards, 2018
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