Conceptual artist turns pieces of trash into amazing still life art

Conceptual artist turns pieces of trash into amazing still life art

Nik Mirus is a conceptual artist who has a knack for seeing beyond what the regular human eye can see. In fact, one of his latest pieces of work involves nothing fancier than railroad junk. He shines a light on random pieces of trash and turns them into well-photographed stills. He captures his pictures just before the sun is about to go down – he calls this the “golden hour”.

Mirus shows interest in how wind, water, light, and other natural elements are able to create amazing effects seen in the reflections, textures, and transparencies of other objects – even the most seemingly mundane ones. In his studio, he loves to get better “control” of this craft, exploring and photographing the correlation between the natural environment and such discarded objects.

Mirus is based in Montreal and posts his work on his website. You can see his other work or check out the rest of the photographs from this ‘detritus’ series (although it is still officially untitled at the moment).

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