How do you positively re-direct the impact humans are having on our natural environment? If you ask siblings Redd and Roxanna Walitzki, part of the answer lies in transforming discarded objects and forgotten spaces into dreamy fashions and locations for editorial photo-shoots. The siblings set out to travel across Europe earlier this year, and are teaming up on creative projects that re-imagine the trash they find in parks and on beaches as timeless garments.

Roxanna Walitzki, shot by Redd Walitzki, in an abandoned building in Pula, Croatia, wearing a dress constructed from plastic tarp and rope sourced on site.

Roxanna Walitzki, shot by Redd Walitzki, in an abandoned building in Pula, Croatia, wearing a dress constructed from plastic tarp and rope sourced on site.

Redd (a painter and photographer), and Roxanna (a musician, photographer, and model), are passionate about creating eco-conscious artwork that inspires thought and positive change in the world. By traveling to remote landscapes and capturing images that highlight the impact humans are having on our planet, they hope to motivate others to make practical changes in their daily lives.

Roxanna Walitzki, shot by Redd Walitzki, on the Bonneville Salt Flats in a plastic gown by    Sonia Kasparian - URCHIN   .

Roxanna Walitzki, shot by Redd Walitzki, on the Bonneville Salt Flats in a plastic gown by Sonia Kasparian - URCHIN.

The two started their journey in Pula, Croatia, which greeted them with rocky beaches that shimmered in every sunset. Redd and Roxanna quickly noticed, however, that trash litters even the furthest reaches of this otherworldly place. Wondering how they could make a difference, they began collecting discarded materials and turning them into garments.

Roxanna Walitzki, shot by Redd Walitzki, in Pula, Croatia, wearing discarded construction mesh.

Roxanna Walitzki, shot by Redd Walitzki, in Pula, Croatia, wearing discarded construction mesh.

“We live in a time where most things we consume are thought of as ‘disposable,’” Roxanna says. “By showing that these easily tossed-aside objects can still be beautiful, we hope to get people to reconsider viewing them as trash.”

Roxanna Walitzki, shot by Redd Walitzki, at Pula’s abandoned naval base, wearing naturally-weathered cardboard packaging paper.

Roxanna Walitzki, shot by Redd Walitzki, at Pula’s abandoned naval base, wearing naturally-weathered cardboard packaging paper.

On their urban explorations, the Walitzki siblings noticed that Pula is rife with abandoned buildings that stand vacant and forgotten. Much like the waste that litters the parks and beaches, these structures were begging for a new purpose.

Roxanna Walitzki, shot by Redd Walitzki, at Pula’s abandoned naval base, wearing naturally-weathered cardboard packaging paper.

Roxanna Walitzki, shot by Redd Walitzki, at Pula’s abandoned naval base, wearing naturally-weathered cardboard packaging paper.

The natural light that floods in through broken windows and filters between winding ivy-vines, makes these spaces ideal for the Walitzki siblings’ dreamy fashion aesthetic. Constructing garments from materials found on site, Redd and Roxanna think of each space as a theatrical set and give it a new life. If the acoustics permit, Roxanna fills the empty halls with her haunting operatic voice.

"In der Fremde" Op. 39 No. 1 - Robert Schumann
Video by Redd Walitzki
Performance by Roxanna Walitzki
Styled from discarded materials found on location by Redd and Roxanna Walitzki
Recorded live in an abandoned paint factory
Pula, Croatia - March 2019

Roxanna Walitzki, shot by Redd Walitzki, in an abandoned paint factory in Pula, in a dress constructed from naturally-weathered cardboard packaging paper, and pigment-stained mesh sourced on site.

Roxanna Walitzki, shot by Redd Walitzki, in an abandoned paint factory in Pula, in a dress constructed from naturally-weathered cardboard packaging paper, and pigment-stained mesh sourced on site.

Working closely together, the Walitzki siblings collaborate on draping garments and designing the ethereal shots they envision. Redd muses, “It’s inspiring to see something that’s been lying dusty and abandoned on the ground become a fashion piece for just one moment. The object gets to have another life it never could have imagined! Often it seems like the discarded items and the places we find them in are interconnected, with textures that echo and compliment one another.”

Roxanna Walitzki, shot by Redd Walitzki, in a dress constructed from industrial straw-filled packaging material and rope. Pula, Croatia

Roxanna Walitzki, shot by Redd Walitzki, in a dress constructed from industrial straw-filled packaging material and rope. Pula, Croatia

The industrial straw-filled packaging material used in previous shot.

The industrial straw-filled packaging material used in previous shot.

Roxanna Walitzki, shot by Redd Walitzki, in an abandoned building, wearing a dress constructed from plastic tarp and rope sourced on site. Pula, Croatia

Roxanna Walitzki, shot by Redd Walitzki, in an abandoned building, wearing a dress constructed from plastic tarp and rope sourced on site. Pula, Croatia

While their European tour began in February, Redd and Roxanna’s eco-conscious mission started much earlier. Redd’s paintings explore the darker side of human impact on ecology, depicting fragile landscapes affected by climate change.

Detail of “Snowblind” Oil & Mixed Media on Lasercut Acrylic Panel from “Stranger Than Earth” 2017

Detail of “Snowblind” Oil & Mixed Media on Lasercut Acrylic Panel from “Stranger Than Earth” 2017

Detail of “Frozen Saga” Oil & Mixed Media on Lasercut Acrylic Panel from “Stranger Than Earth” 2017

Detail of “Frozen Saga” Oil & Mixed Media on Lasercut Acrylic Panel from “Stranger Than Earth” 2017

"Frozen Saga" 30x40 Oil & Mixed Media on Lasercut Acrylic Panel from “Stranger Than Earth” 2017

"Frozen Saga" 30x40
Oil & Mixed Media on Lasercut Acrylic Panel from “Stranger Than Earth” 2017

Roxanna has built ornate gowns for her experimental opera performances out of materials sourced from dumpsters, and frequently showcases the repurposed parachute gowns of eco-friendly Seattle designer Stone Crow Designs.

Roxanna Walitzki, shot by Redd Walitzki, on the Bonneville Salt Flats wearing a recycled parachute gown by    Stone Crow Designs   .

Roxanna Walitzki, shot by Redd Walitzki, on the Bonneville Salt Flats wearing a recycled parachute gown by Stone Crow Designs.

Self-portrait by Roxanna Walitzki, wearing a dress constructed from discarded packing materials.

Self-portrait by Roxanna Walitzki, wearing a dress constructed from discarded packing materials.

Self-portrait by Roxanna Walitzki, wearing a dress constructed from discarded construction mesh.

Self-portrait by Roxanna Walitzki, wearing a dress constructed from discarded construction mesh.

Ranging from fine-art, editorial fashion design and photography, to music and video production, their art showcases the message that we, as a whole, can help sustain our fragile home planet.

Roxanna Walitzki, shot by Redd Walitzki, on the Bonneville Salt Flats in a plastic gown by Sonia Kasparian - URCHIN.

Roxanna Walitzki, shot by Redd Walitzki, on the Bonneville Salt Flats in a plastic gown by Sonia Kasparian - URCHIN.

The two plan on traveling long-term in Europe, seeking out locations of beauty, and creating beauty where it is lacking. They are sharing their journey on social-media, and writing long-form reflections for supporters on Patreon.

Roxanna Walitzki, shot by Redd Walitzki, in an abandoned building in Pula, Croatia in a dress constructed from discarded paper and mesh sourced on site.

Roxanna Walitzki, shot by Redd Walitzki, in an abandoned building in Pula, Croatia in a dress constructed from discarded paper and mesh sourced on site.

Roxanna Walitzki, shot by Redd Walitzki, at Pula’s abandoned naval base, wearing discarded paper.

Roxanna Walitzki, shot by Redd Walitzki, at Pula’s abandoned naval base, wearing discarded paper.