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Found in Nature by Barry Rosenthal Involves Discarded Objects

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: barryrosenthal and fastcodesign
The Found in Nature photo series may appear to fall in line with the present photography fad of organizing junk and other odds and ends, but in actuality it is modeled after old-school illustrations of flora and fauna found in the wild. In place of such botanical specimens, however, these imageries are comprised of different kinds of litter.

Shot by Brooklyn-based photographer Barry Rosenthal, the Found in Nature photo series shows how "a more modern look at nature inevitably reveals garbage alongside plants and flowers," as observed by Fast Co. Design. Each image often follows a theme whether that involves a bunch of tattered shoes or the same colored plastic containers.

The objects in the Found in Nature photo series were mostly recovered from beaches in the greater New York area.