“Relics of Technology”, a still life photo project by Jim Golden

May 3, 2014 /Photography News/ Here’s an inspired and entertaining still life photography project by Jim Golden called "Relics of Technology," documenting technology of the past. 

Photographer statement:

 "The seeds for the Relics of Technology project started when I found a brick cell phone at a thrift store in rural Oregon. Since finding it, similar bits and pieces of old technology and media kept grabbing my attention. The fascination was equal parts nostalgia for the forms, and curiosity as to what had become of them. One thing led to another and I was on the hunt for groups of media and key pieces of technology, most of which have now been downsized to fit in the palm of our hand. These photos are reminders that progress has a price and our efforts have an expiration date."
- Jim Golden

Reel to reel. © Jim Golden 2014
Floppy. © Jim Golden 2014

Typewriter. © Jim Golden 2014
Viewmaster. © Jim Golden 2014
Zip disks. © Jim Golden 2014
For all images and motion from this project go to:

Watch the animation video of these relics: 

Promo poster can be viewed HERE.

About the photographer:

Jim Golden moved from the advertising industry in NYC to live and work in the Pacific Northwest.  After several jobs as a photographer and retoucher, he now works with commercial and editorial clients out of his NE Portland studio. In his spare time he enjoys discovering, arranging and photographing objects that tell a story.

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