Is it too early for fried food? How about some fried technology instead? Henry Hargreaves’ still-life photography both disgusts and amuses me which can only be a good thing. Featured on the site a few months ago for his Bacon Alphabet, his new series Deep Fried Gadgets does exactly what the title suggests in that he has literally deep fried some popular gadgets like an iPad, Gameboy, laptop and MP3 player.
The photos are bold, detailed and crisp like the greasy wires he’s fried dripping onto paper bags and kitchen towel. It’s a jarring sight to see the golden bubbling batter encasing all this expensive modernness and comments on our consumerist ways of discarding old technology so quickly. Either that or Henry’s telling us technology has progressed so far now what else is there to do by deep fry it. Perhaps it’s only a matter of time until what we make calls on suddenly becomes a source of edible sustenance too and the calorie content of an iPhone becomes another diet worry.
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