TRASH TALK, a series of over fifty photographs. I’m transfixed by the small details. I draw inspiration from found items. I find beauty in small objects that are often overlooked or deemed ugly. The photographs in TRASH TALK capture details such as dirty trash wrappers, old scratch tickets, crushed cigarettes and other discarded or polluted materials. The style that I frame my digital images is pristine, minimalistic, frontal and close up, in order to communicate the importance of the objects. By focusing on what people leave behind, I explore the juxtaposition of human presence and absence. Through the photography of discarded objects, pollution, and graffiti, I hope to convey how our refuse alters the present. Additionally, these leftovers express ambiguity of place as each object and each detail can be observed essentially anywhere in the world.