Eco Fashion Designer Marina Debris

photographer | Richard Flynn
model | Hannah Kat Jones
hair | Erika Schmidt
makeup | Lori Benson

Sydney artist Marina DeBris has been picking up trash along beaches and creeks for over a dozen years. Her mission began when she moved from Bondi Beach, Australia, to Los Angeles, California.

“In the beginning, I would just pick up stacks of Styrofoam cups and bring them to the local 7-Eleven, but I soon realized that this wasn’t attacking the root problem. I needed a creative way to draw attention to it. The whole idea of making beach detritus into art began in 2009 with the realization that the waste we create always comes back to haunt us."

Trained as a graphic designer at Rhode Island School of Design, Marina’s interest in the intersection of art and the environment has been a constant. “My first goal is to provoke viewers into thinking about the consequences of our habits, and how we can change them. My second goal is to get rid of all the garbage in my garage in a responsible way, of course.”