Revealing Layers of Complex Antique Machines

Take the most mundane item you can think of and San Francisco-based photographer Kevin Twomey will turn it into something fascinating. In this series, Twomey removes the cover of these old adding machines to reveal the intricate layers of complex gears and springs. The artist says he, "delights in raising the most mundane of objects to an iconic level."

Twomey's skilled lighting techniques accentuate the detail in every machine. As a viewer, we are drawn into a world of curiosity not only about the workings of these antique items, but also about the story behind the machines. Questions naturally arise, such as: Who owned it? What was it used for? And when did it get tossed aside and replaced by more a modern device? Twomey explains, "An observer is unwittingly led along trails blazed by his own curiosity to discover what has always been there, but was until now unseen."

Kevin Twomey's website
via [Co.Design]

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