Trash Magic


An interview with Sage Szkabarnicki-Stuart

“Trash piling up everywhere can be harmful and scary but it also imbues a kind of magic-realism to natural landscapes. The interaction between nature and plastic is creating a whole new reality that no one has ever seen before”

Sage Szkabarnicki-Stuart won our first theme of Life Framer Edition V – The Face of the Earth – with a mesmerizing contemporary landscape shot on her grandparent’s land just before it was sold to developers. You can see that image and read the jury’s comment on it below.

Keen to know more we put some questions to Sage, and her answers were illuminating, thought-provoking and amusing, touching on themes as diverse as clandestine night photography in Toronto, the age of plastic, female perspectives on war photography and surviving the apocalypse!