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Splayed, Splendid

Illustration for article titled Splayed, Splendid

Photographer Adam Vorhees has a new hobby he'd like to share with everybody! It involves dismantling everyday objects and spreading them apart into lovely dioramas. Everyday objects like miniature Etch a Sketches, semiautomatic handguns, rotary telephones, and plasticized dead frogs.


Disregarding the bizarre item choice, which looks like the inventory of backpack of the Last Child On Earth, circa alternative-history-post-nuclear-apocalyptic 1970, Vorhees' work has just left me wanting for more. It's not that there's any shortage of photos of gadgets in various states of disassembly, it's just that they could do with a little more technique. Beauty in death, and all that. [Adam Vorhees]

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As a child, I wondered how my Etch A Sktech worked, and since I wasnt allowed to take it apart, I methodically cleared the screen one line at a time to be able to see the inner workings. It took me a long time, and finally when I got it done, I didnt want to waste all that hard work, so I kept the screen clear for a few days till my bratty little sister shook it all back to square one.