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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
Indian authorities hold a tiger skin as they set fire to a stockpile of illegal wildlife parts at the Delhi Zoo in New Delhi, India, Sunday, November 2, 2014. A stockpile of tiger skins, elephant tusks, rhino horns and other illegal animal parts were burned Sunday in an effort to discourage wildlife smuggling in South Asia. (Photo by Tsering Topgyal/AP Photo)

Indian authorities hold a tiger skin as they set fire to a stockpile of illegal wildlife parts at the Delhi Zoo in New Delhi, India, Sunday, November 2, 2014. A stockpile of tiger skins, elephant tusks, rhino horns and other illegal animal parts were burned Sunday in an effort to discourage wildlife smuggling in South Asia. (Photo by Tsering Topgyal/AP Photo)
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03 Nov 2014 12:44:00
Post-apocalyptic Krymsk: Russia’s Southern City Destroyed by Flood

“Russia's emergencies minister accused local officials on Monday of not doing enough to prevent 171 deaths in weekend floods that raised new doubts about the country's readiness for natural disasters under President Vladimir Putin”. – Andrey Kuzmin via Reuters
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09 Jul 2012 11:08:00
A Colombian anti-narcotics policeman stands guard after burning a cocaine lab, which police said belongs to criminal gangs, in a rural area of Calamar in Guaviare state, Colombia, August 2, 2016. (Photo by John Vizcaino/Reuters)

A Colombian anti-narcotics policeman stands guard after burning a cocaine lab, which police said belongs to criminal gangs, in a rural area of Calamar in Guaviare state, Colombia, August 2, 2016. Colombian law enforcement has destroyed 104 cocaine laboratories capable of producing some 100 tonnes of the drug annually, the head of the anti-narcotics police said on Tuesday. (Photo by John Vizcaino/Reuters)
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03 Aug 2016 11:28:00
Confiscated weapons hang from a magnet before being destroyed at a foundry in Santiago, Chile, January 18, 2016. (Photo by Ivan Alvarado/Reuters)

Confiscated weapons hang from a magnet before being destroyed at a foundry in Santiago, Chile, January 18, 2016. Nearly 13,000 firearms were destroyed as part of a government arms control program. (Photo by Ivan Alvarado/Reuters)
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20 Jan 2016 08:02:00
People watch police destroy confiscated illegal firecrackers in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China, January 29, 2016. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)

People watch police destroy confiscated illegal firecrackers in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China, January 29, 2016. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)
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31 Jan 2016 09:40:00
A weapon is being destroyed during an exercise to disable seized weapons in Caracas, Venezuela August 17, 2016. (Photo by Marco Bello/Reuters)

A weapon is being destroyed during an exercise to disable seized weapons in Caracas, Venezuela August 17, 2016. (Photo by Marco Bello/Reuters)
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18 Aug 2016 11:25:00
A seized weapon is destroyed by the authorities of the General Directive for the Control of Weapons and Munitions, (DIGECAM), in Guatemala City, December 17, 2015. (Photo by Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters)

A seized weapon is destroyed by the authorities of the General Directive for the Control of Weapons and Munitions, (DIGECAM), in Guatemala City, December 17, 2015. Ninety-one seized weapons belonging to different criminal gangs will be destroyed by the DIGECAM authorities to follow up on a court order, according to the DIGECAM authorities. (Photo by Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters)
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20 Dec 2015 08:00:00