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 plasticised 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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