This work takes its inspiration in finding the beauty of ordinary contemporary things we use and discard everyday while contrasting them with organic decay of natural objects. The photos are made from found trash and highlight the extraordinary amount of disposable items in our lives we use for an instant but then live on for years, while nature renews itself in a seamless, continual rhythm.
Laurie Frankel's work occupies a place somewhere between carefully considered and playful happenstance, with compositions that are at once beautifully restrained and filled with exuberance. The warmth of Laurie's personality is evident in her photography. In each shot, her enthusiasm and her affection for her subjects come through. Whether photographing people or places, Laurie captures the romantic, the whimsical, the gritty, and the quirky in a genuinely fresh light. Laurie’s background as an art director for various industries aids her ability to create dynamic, communicative, and novel work, whatever the genre.