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    Bike

    Photographer Todd McLellan destroyed some of his favorite old gear so he could take pictures of it. Read our interview with McLellan to find out why.

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    Bike falling apart

    "I collected most everything on street corners or in second-hand shops. I was looking for products people thought they didn't need anymore."

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    Compass

    "As I started taking more and more stuff apart. I was doing more and more mechanical things because those are a lot more fun to explore. They’re not being used anymore, and you see people who don’t really care to have them."

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    Handheld GPS

    "For me, it’s just exploring them and seeing how each company does it. I didn’t just pick the high-end companies or the most sought-after objects. I wanted to follow what people are discarding and what’s readily available."

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    Phone

    "The phone was the first thing I took apart. I took a picture of it, but it was kind of boring. I’d seen the picture before. I wanted to do something different. I thought, 'Gee, it might be cool if you take things apart and lay them out.'"

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    iPad

    "The iPad was quite interesting because a lot of it was held together with tape. In order to fit that much stuff in a really small package, they ended up using a lot of really, really durable tape. Which is kind of interesting."

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    Swiss Army Knife

    "I had the Swiss Army knife for over 20 years. It was my own personal knife. After I did it, I thought, OK, I need a new one. And I went and looked, and they look exactly the same as they did 20 years ago."

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    Sony DSLR

    "It’s just an appreciation of things. Just look at what you have in your hands. A lot of work goes into that."

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    Alarm clock

    "When I’m taking apart a phone or iPad, I know how a part came out of it and I know where I can put it into my layout to make it work."

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