Mylar These Mylar portraits explore the way humans, and the objects we make, appear in the natural environment. The photos are made in the area where the ocean meets the shore, a zone rich in natural and human activity. Every year I visit a pristine two-mile stretch of ocean beach on the southern end of Long Island. Hidden in the sand I find an unusual number of camouflaged Mylar balloons. They travel and rest, slowly turning from colorful silver to transparent in the landscape. Mylar is a silverized nylon that breaks down very slowly in nature. These Mylar portraits, made with a plastic camera, are meditations on plastic’s enduring legacy in our environment.