You have to admit, sitting in an office, tapping away on a keyboard (Ed – You mean like you’re doing now?) can be pretty mundane. That’s why we’re giving credit to Kevin Twomey, a photographer based out of San Francisco who has taken the humble and trusty typewriters and keyboards, the tools of modern day mediocrity and transformed them into something that is vastly more intricate and interesting.
Stripping back the machines to their raw skeletal state, Twomey instantly changes your perception of the device. He’s on the record as saying that he “delights in raising the most mundane of objects to an iconic level.”
But there’s more to his photos than just gear, leaves, keys and springs – as these are all antique devices, you have to ask yourself, who might have owned them and more importantly what did they potentially produce on them?