As a photojournalist always looking for new artistic projects, Kelly decided to photograph Baldassarre's work in order to create an exhibition and a book, "Avantgarb(age): The Art of Wearing Trash." The goal was to make people think twice about discarded materials such as these papers turned into a skirt using origami techniques.
"The word that opens the book is 'think', which is what I wanted to promote with this project. Think about garbage, about what it is, why we throw it away, its texture, what can be used for," says Kelly.
Photo: Caitlin Margaret Kelly.