Mandy Barker - ocean trash collages

'soup' is a description that is given to the plastic debris that is suspended in the sea. it is a title which makes particular reference to the mass accumulation of refuse that exists in the area of the north pacific ocean, also known as the 'garbage patch'.

In researching this, UK photographer mandy barker developed a series of images entitled 'soup' which depicts these plastics and discarded items salvaged from beaches around the world. the work is a means of representing a global collection of refuse that exists within the earth's oceans for various amounts of time. Click the above image to see more images @ designboom.com.