Annica Lydenberg, the maker behind Dirty Bandits, recently released a new series titled I’m a Piece of Garbage. Annica took discarded street items and painted self- deprecating phrases on them, then Gui Machado photographed them on brightly colored backgrounds. The result was a series of physical objects as well as a set of prints, all of which are for sale.
“It’s about having character, but not always being desirable, current, or flashy. Using sign painting — a very traditional medium — to paint on drab, discarded objects and then photographing them on heavily saturated backgrounds emphasizes those dueling aesthetics.” Get the whole story behind the series and order here.
All photos by Gui Machado. © Dirty Bandits