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Photo Illustration by Irene Liebler – “One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure”

Project 52 Assignment 31: Here’s The Brief, by Don Giannatti:

“An old saying that we don’t hear much anymore, but it always reminds us that some folks throw out what other folks love. I have found some amazingly cool things at flea markets and garage sales and such.

Treasures? LOL, well maybe not treasures… but certainly some stuff that I have made great use of. The concept you are going to illustrate is that the idea of throwing out things / others collecting things may be a new movement that is spreading from rural areas to the cities. It has become a new way of ‘bartering’ or, in some cases decorating and designing with found objects.”

(Thanks to my friend, Bryan Connolly, for loaning me his secret stash of golden micro processors.)  See Behind-the-Scenes video below.

Surreal photo illustration: One Man's Trash Is Another Man's Treasure


This shot was created in Photoshop and took about 5 hours. Here’s a 13-minute video showing the process, including false starts and lots of trial and error.

One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure – Behind-The-Scenes from Irene Liebler on Vimeo.