These Gorgeous Still Lifes Are Made From All Our Litter
The photos in Recycled Beauty look like a painting hanging a museum, but instead of fruit, they're composed of the trash we throw away and hope to never think about again.
The artists also wanted to help people reconsider what happens to everything they throw out every day, like the 60 million water bottles that end up in landfills. “That bottle sits in your hands for maybe 10 minutes, and then it’s out of your life forever and you forget about it,” Gatterdam says. “We wanted to take these ordinary things that we discard and not only make them beautiful but make them live on in these photographs.”