i’ve never been one of those people that feels the itch to take things apart to figure out how they work. i’m happy not knowing the mechanics of it all. to me, it’s as simple as: my camera works. why? because the right things are in the right place, doing the right thing, and tah-dah! now, figuring out how people work? that i’m interested in, which is why i can happily people-watch for hours.
HOWEVER, this fascinating series of exquisite portraits of things disassembled makes me kind of giddy. all the little screws, and pieces, and parts – all coming together and making a machine that fulfills a distinct purpose. the photographer is todd mclellan – i encourage you to check out his awesome portfolio. i’m really inspired by how he saw potential and created something so beautiful out of the things we are so ready to discard.
and now bear with me as i get all wide-eyed-with-wonderment here, but as i was examining these photographs i couldn’t help but think what a brilliant metaphor it is for us. humanity. each of us with our individuality, and purpose, and distinct role. and the power of what happens when we all unite and work together.
old alarm clock: