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It Took 350 Lighters and Three Years to Make This Photo | WIRED

Hong Kong Soup 1826 by Mandy Baker

Hong Kong Soup 1826 by Mandy Baker

Mandy Barker makes garbage beautiful. She photographs detritus that washes ashore and spends hours arranging them to create complex, layered images. Working with everything from tsunami debris to discarded soccer balls, Barker makes the overwhelming issue of worldwide pollution easier to visualize.

She photographs detritus that washes ashore and spends hours arranging them to create complex, layered images. This photo is part of her seriesHong Kong Soup: 1826,which features butane lighters that she found littering 30 beaches around Hong Kong. She spent three years gathering some350 lighters for the project.

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Read the full story by Jakob Schiller at Wired.com