Photographer Documents the Mangled Shapes of New York City's Discarded Umbrellas

Drew Anthony Smith's "New York City Blowjob" is a photo series documenting discarded umbrellas found on the streets of New York. The cheap, black umbrella is a staple of  city survival sold outside every subway station when the weather turns. When exposed to extreme elements, these umbrellas are quickly transformed into unlikely mangled shapes and are discarded on the city's streets. “When I moved to Brooklyn from Austin, Texas, I immediately became obsessed with New York City's discarded umbrellas,” Smith tells Co.Design. “Following a rain or snowstorm, the city is littered with them. I love that the weather can play with this common item and get varying results. They were sculptures in my eyes.”

Find out more about the project here.

via [fastcodesign]