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These Photos by Kevin Twomey Capture the Origin of Modern Gadgets

 - Mar 29, 2012
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These pictures by San Francisco-based photographer Kevin Twomey capture the intricate designs and complexities behind retro number crunchers. According to the artist, the goal for photographing these objects was to visually tell "a story about the history of calculators, starting with the abacus, all the way up to the modern day calculator."

Kevin Twomey has a knack for displaying his objects in a fashion that articulates both their intricacies and aesthetic prowess. Compared to the relative ease and simplicity of using a modern-day calculator, it's interesting to look at the mechanics that used to work out simple mathematical equations.

Contained in a vintage casing and displaying an intricate maze of gears and levers, these photographs by Kevin Twomey allude to an overwhelming sense of digitization when we reflect upon the time span between these devices and our modern gadgets