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December 1, 2014 AT 1:00 pm

Photographs of Antique Calculators’ Guts and Parts

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Kevin Twomey‘s photographs in his new series Calculators make it easy to marvel at the beauty of outdated machinery.

From Colossal:

In his series simply titled “Calculators,” Twomey highlights the glory of antiquated technology by dramatically photographing the insides of old calculators. The project originally came about when Mark Glusker, a mechanical engineer and collector of old calculators, asked Twomey to photograph his collection. “The stripping of the external shell of the calculators was not the original concept for shooting these machines,” Twomey tells us, “but when Mark removed the covers to show the complex internal working of the calculators, I immediately knew that this was the heart of the project.”

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