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New York City-based photographer Barry Rosenthal has a thing for sorting. In his series “Found In Nature,” Rosenthal builds fascinating compositions from discarded items found along the beaches of New York Harbor. Rosenthal’s orderly masterpieces, comprised basically of abandoned junk, are sorted by type, color and/or theme, and each piece tells a unique story. In his own words, Rosenthal talks about his piece titled “Plastic Puzzle”: White plastic objects. The ‘beaches’ I walk are not the places that families go for sun and surf. They are overlooked wetlands. This composition came about from my experiments with perspective. My theme is simple; make a puzzle from the objects. This my first collection of objects post Hurricane Sandy. My usual hunting ground was not accessable. It had become a FEMA staging area for the Rockaways. I was forced to find new, fertile tidal areas to clean or glean a theme.

We are really fond of Rosenthal’s thoughtful and compelling compositions. And we, too, have a thing for organization and order; see previous posts on the subject here and here and here.

Via barryrosenthal.com

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At one point or another we’ve probably all disassembled something out of sheer curiosity about what it’s really made of. Toronto-based artist/photographer Todd McLellan takes such inquisitiveness to a whole new level, literally making art of it. In his book, Things Come Apart, McLellan disassembles a variety of objects, from clocks to chainsaws to computers, and meticulously organizes them. The end result is a series of beautiful photos that exemplify OCD organization (for sale here). And we love organization (here and here and here).

Via toddmclellan.com

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