Here are some of the first photos from the oodles of film I shot while my digital camera was broken. I have a bunch of posts lined up with some of my favorite photos and they're organized by category (animals, split-cam pictures, etc.) So I'll start off with some photos of my most recent beach trash findings.

The last few times I've gone to the beach there has been significantly less trash. A collection like this would taken me a half an hour at most to gather but this took me a few trips to the beach to build up - which is great! I'm not sure what's going on whether other people are picking it up, or less stuff is washing up but I definitely approve. I really hope it stays like this and continues to improve.
For fear of turning into a hoarder I really try not to bring things home no matter how neat they are - because seriously, it's trash and I have no intention of ever doing anything with this stuff other than gathering it, laying it out, photographing it and throwing it away in a proper trash receptacle. Buuuut I could not resist bringing home the "B phase" and number "5" yellow...things. I'm not sure what they are but they remind me of that "BØ" thing (which you can see here) that I found a while back on the beach. I hope to find more of them in the future and maybe someday figure out what the heck that really are. But in the mean time they look great on my curiosity shelf.

 Here are two behind the scenes photos...
Don't mind my grimace, it was really sunny out. I swear I don't just spend all my time grimacing at the beach.
You can find all my other beach trash posts here.
xoxo


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31 Comments

  1. Omg! :D Love these pics!

    Have a nice weekend
    With love, Mia

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  2. Are you familiar with the art of Pam Longbardi? She does really interesting work with beach debris!

    http://www.pamlongobardi.com/

    http://www.gsu.edu/magazine/2010spring/105.html

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  3. Wow! What an amazing (although slightly upsetting) collection... I'm glad it's getting harder to gather though... But it's cool to see you doing something creative to point out an ugly problem. X

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  4. These are amazingly artistic and so very interesting.

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  5. I still cannot believe you find all this at the beach! So pretty and colourful when arranged by you!

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  6. It takes an incredible talent to make other people's rubbish look like a work of art! I love your collections photos, they're always so fab.

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  7. Yeah right, I bet you spend all your time grimacing at the beach for sure.

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  8. personally, all i do is go to the beach and grimace. you'd be surprised.

    but seriously, i love how you just keep one or two things from each trip. i constantly worry i'm becoming a hoarder. i've started picking up interesting looking rocks [why? no idea.] and i am pretty sure it's going to get out of control if i don't squash the temptation soon.

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  9. I think that's a great idea to collect the trash! There are some really interesting things there....it reminds me of the shelves at goodwill or a thrift store...a lot of interesting things that people didn't want anymore, so now it is trash to them and they give it away. And I don't really need it, but still...nice to look at!

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  10. Beautiful pics! They remind me a bit of I Spy (perhaps a new feature idea?) I love to go to the beach and glad to hear that there's less beach litter :) Great photo idea and love your photos!

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  11. Holy moly - I popped over here from Aoife's blog 'KimDot' and I am so in love. Super duper cool blog :) Hugs from Ireland

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  12. As a child I've always collected beach trash. (My small attempt at keeping my favorite beach clean) I'm so glad you do this, & im not the only one who finds it hard to part with random trash trinkets! :3

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  13. A barrel of...bunnies? How interesting! I've never seen anything other than monkeys before.
    And I must say that this trash isn't too much like trash trash. It seems like most of this stuff just got lost in the sand by kids one day. But they certainly make for entertaining pictures when all together like this. I could totally see a collage of just beach trash pictures like this, all lined up next to each other creating one big square/rectangle of these odds and ends. Very cool. Oooo or if you pinned/glued everything to a wall and called it art? Or just did that to bring more attention to how much trash accumulates on the beach, as an exhibit!... Sorry, I tend to type what my mind thinks in the comments box... Anywho, great post!

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  14. I think I might do something like this on my next beach trip. It's cleaning up and finding cool things :D

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  15. awww, if you packaged these and sold them in your etsy i would buy them! i make sculptures with stuff like this

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  16. These posts are awesome, I love the idea of making a pretty collection out of things people have thrown away and cleaning up the beach in the process!
    Faye x
    dinosaurcircus.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. if you packaged these and sold them in your etsy i would buy them! i use stuff like this in my art a lot

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  18. I would have kept the pink "Friday" and made it into a little brooch to wear every Friday!

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  19. It is amazing all the things you can find on the beach! Looks like a lot of fun!

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  20. I think there is less trash because you are gathering it all! Which is awesome. Having fun and cleaning up the beach - well done :-)

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  21. These are so great!

    http://tinydais.blogspot.com

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  22. Dude that's tot's kool! I'm surprised at how much stuff you can find on the beach. It's fab to see someone else who has a passion for bits & pieces & assembling them in a visual way. Loves it!!! :)

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  23. You have the cutest sweater!
    what brand is it?

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    1. It's from Mungo Crafts!
      http://www.etsy.com/shop/MungoCrafts?ref=seller_info

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  24. you know, to avoid the hoarding issue, if there's a cool piece of something you want to keep, you could stick a magnet on the back and use it on your fridge. Then it's actually useful!

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    1. Then I'm just going to end up having too many magnets! :P

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  25. gah, these pictures are lovely! Totally lovin' your current hair as well. And I cannot wait for more film shots from you. :)

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  26. Hello!

    Have you seen this? http://www.stevemcpherson.co.uk/category/marine-plastic/

    They're pretty awesome and I think you can add your pictures to his main marine plastic site here: http://www.marineplastic.org/

    I've been reading your blog for ages, but this is the first time I've ever posted, muchos trans-atlantic excitement! ;)

    keep it up missus xx

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  27. This made me think of your beach trash posts:
    http://mandy-barker.com/current/soup/
    by the way, your blog is awesome. Have a nice day :)

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  28. There’s no limitation to art. All it needs is a mind full of imagination and creativity, and I can tell that you have both. Maybe you can put up an exhibit about your beach-trash. You certainly have the capability to do just that. Keep collecting these pieces, and be an agent in promoting cleanliness at the beach.

    -Donna Parsley

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  29. I dont want to sound creepy or anything but I find you slightly amazing I love reading your blog its full of such interesting things :) xx

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