Proposition One by Max Esteban
A selection of always interesting and eye-catching x-ray captures of electronic devices by the Spanish photographer Max Esteban in set entitled “Proposition One: Only The Ephemeral”. “Proposition One depicts obsolete technology products for producing and communicating art. The series of images have an x-ray, mortuary quality; as forensic testimonies of a past existence; vestiges of their inner structure can be clearly identified while others fade or have disappeared as in decomposing organic bodies. By eliminating the objects’ individual peculiarities, each photograph becomes a generic symbol of decay and death. While sophisticated and state-of-the-art not long ago, these tools evoke today a sense of fragility, archaism and trauma.” The complete series is available here.