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Artist Michael Tompert, a former graphic designer at Apple, is putting on an exhibition showing Apple products which he has destroyed in various ways – burned with blowtorches, smashed with sledgehammers, chopped up with handsaws or shot with a handgun.

The results are then photographed in the typically fetishistic style of Tompert’s former employer, all close-up and against a plain white background.

Presumably the image editing was done elsewhere, what with all his own gear being smashed up all over the studio and all.
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10 Jan 2013 13:17:00
A tribal Fulani man milks a cow at a local milk collecting centre in Dangwala Karfi village on the outskirts of Nigeria's northern city of Kano January 19, 2016. (Photo by Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters)

A tribal Fulani man milks a cow at a local milk collecting centre in Dangwala Karfi village on the outskirts of Nigeria's northern city of Kano January 19, 2016. (Photo by Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters)
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21 Jan 2016 08:00:00
Workers adjust rails at the bed of a drained area of a lake used for the production of salt at the Sasyk-Sivash lake near the city of Yevpatoria, Crimea, September 25, 2015. The area has a long tradition of salt production, prepared from salt flats flooded with water from the Black Sea. (Photo by Pavel Rebrov/Reuters)

Workers adjust rails at the bed of a drained area of a lake used for the production of salt at the Sasyk-Sivash lake near the city of Yevpatoria, Crimea, September 25, 2015. The area has a long tradition of salt production, prepared from salt flats flooded with water from the Black Sea. (Photo by Pavel Rebrov/Reuters)
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28 Sep 2015 08:01:00
Sarah Gibbons grades a new batch of Maple Syrup at Gibbons Family Farm in Frankville, Ontario, Canada, 31 March 2014. The annual maple syrup season marks the end of the often brutal central Canadian winters and heralds the beginning of spring. The maple tree, whose leaf dominates the Canada's flag, plays both a symbolic and practical role in the identity of Canadians who produce around 95 percent of the world's supply of maple syrup. (Photo by Stephen Morrison/EPA)

Sarah Gibbons grades a new batch of Maple Syrup at Gibbons Family Farm in Frankville, Ontario, Canada, 31 March 2014. The annual maple syrup season marks the end of the often brutal central Canadian winters and heralds the beginning of spring. The maple tree, whose leaf dominates the Canada's flag, plays both a symbolic and practical role in the identity of Canadians who produce around 95 percent of the world's supply of maple syrup. (Photo by Stephen Morrison/EPA)
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08 May 2014 07:24:00
A trader weighs tobacco at a market in el-Fasher, in North Darfur February 5, 2015. (Photo by Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters)

A trader weighs tobacco at a market in el-Fasher, in North Darfur February 5, 2015. Tobacco is one of the North Darfur war zone's main cash crops. (Photo by Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters)
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08 Feb 2015 11:50:00
An Ambassador car, licensed as taxi rolls past other vehicles through a busy road in Kolkata, india, Monday, May 26, 2014. India's oldest car factory has abruptly suspended production of the hulking Ambassador sedan that has a nearly seven-decade history as the car of the Indian elite. (Photo by Bikas Das/AP Photo)

An Ambassador car, licensed as taxi rolls past other vehicles through a busy road in Kolkata, india, Monday, May 26, 2014. India's oldest car factory has abruptly suspended production of the hulking Ambassador sedan that has a nearly seven-decade history as the car of the Indian elite. (Photo by Bikas Das/AP Photo)
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10 Jul 2014 12:56:00


PARIS - SEPTEMBER 22: French actor Christophe Heraut plays Ben-Hur and rides in a Roman chariot during the stage production premiere of 'Ben-Hur' September 22, 2006 in Saint-Denis, Paris, France. After Charlton Heston played the lead in this sword and sandal epic, written by Civil War Union Gen. Lew Wallace, on the big screen, the play is set to return in a live version staged at France's biggest sports stadium. Behind the 13-million-euro (16.5-million-dollar) show is a veteran Paris-born director Robert Hossein, who involved a large crew of hundreds of actors for the show. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
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16 Nov 2011 12:17:00
Fur hats are seen on display at the 2015 China Fur and Leather Products Fair in Beijing, January 15, 2015. Hundreds of domestic and foreign fur product companies take part in the fair which runs from January 13 to 16 at the National Convention Centre. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)

Fur hats are seen on display at the 2015 China Fur and Leather Products Fair in Beijing, January 15, 2015. Hundreds of domestic and foreign fur product companies take part in the fair which runs from January 13 to 16 at the National Convention Centre. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)
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16 Jan 2015 12:37:00