NEW YORK, N.Y., April 14, 2011 /New York Netwire/ — When Todd McLellan photographs the gadgetry and inner workings of obsolete everyday objects, the whole is definitely greater than the sum of its parts. Among contemporary Canadian photographers, Todd McLellan is known for his Disassembly project, featuring meticulous deconstructions of mechanical objects that show the beauty and intricacy of ordinary things. Collectors of fine art photography now have the opportunity to acquire McLellan’s carefully composed pictures of disassembled machinery at 20×200, the place to discover and buy art online.
As part of his new Disassembly project, the Canadian photographer is dissecting all sorts of vintage gadgets: alarm clocks, Pentax cameras, telephones and even lawn mowers. In Old Typewriter, the artist takes apart an antique typewriter-exposing all the tiny, crucial parts that make it function-then harmoniously arranges all the components for a compositionally astute photograph. Some of the photos in the series, like Old Typewriter, capture the items laid out in perfect array; others are frozen as if in mid-explosion, their components-minute and integral-taut with tension.
Todd McLellan’s Old Typewriter is available exclusively on 20×200. The exhibition-quality editions start at $20 for a 10-inch x 8-inch photograph (edition of 100) and go up to $1,000 for a 30-inch x 24-inch photograph (in an edition of 10), with a range of sizes and prices in between. Additional editions by McLellan are anticipated.
About the Artist:
Originally from Saskatchewan, Canada, McLellan’s interest in photography began at an early age with the encouragement of his father. After graduating in 2002 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Alberta College of Art & Design, McLellan’s passion for photography brought him to Toronto, where he is a member of the Sugino Studio team and specializes in automotive, commercial and conceptual work. Todd was recently featured in the February issue of the British Journal of Photography, among others.
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