'As Much Trash As Fish In The Sea By 2050' His Artwork Helps Us To Understand


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Many people think of beach trash as an unfortunate eyesore. But Barry Rosenthal, who spends much of his time on beaches in gloves and knee-high boots, combing through glass, plastic, and other junk, finds artistic inspiration in what others leave behind. 

Rosenthal describes himself as a lifelong collector. As a child, he stocked up on baseball cards. And as an adult, he keeps collections of frying pans, clocks, and carnival horses, among others items.

But his main interests as a photographer are plants and other natural subjects. In fact, it was during a plant-finding expedition at a bird sanctuary on Long Beach Island in New Jersey three years ago that he first discovered his interest in trash.

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