Macro photography of the inside of a calculator

Macro photography of the inside of a calculator

Macro photography of the electronic components inside a standard calculator.

Macro photography of the inside of a calculator part 2

Macro photography of the inside of a calculator part 2

Second macro photo of the electronic components inside a calculator.

Macro photography of the inside of a calculator part 3

Macro photography of the inside of a calculator part 3

Third macro photo of the electronic components at the inside of a calculator.

Macro photography of the inside of a keyboard

Macro photography of the inside of a keyboard

Macro photography of the electronic components of the inside of a standard computer keyboard

Macro photography of the inside of a modem

Macro photography of the inside of a modem

Macro photography of the electonic components at the inside of a modem

Macro photography of the inside of a remote control

Macro photography of the inside of a remote control

Macro photography of the electronic components at the inside of a modem

Macro photography of the inside of a telephone part 2

Macro photography of the inside of a telephone part 2

Second macro photo of the electronic components at the inside of a telephone.

Macro photos of electronic components under the hood

Macro photos of electronic components under the hood

Taking apart a piece of electronic equipment like a telephone, a vcr or a calculator always uncovers some unexpected still lifes. Well hidden from the world around it, the surprisingly colorful components like diodes, switches, relays, leds, transistors, resistors, capacitors, inductors and oscillators  seem to be frozen in action on their respective circuit boards.

These colorful still lifes resemble tiny fantasy worlds like gardens, sci-fi scenes or playgrounds. Some of these electronic parts even seem to depict a sort of character. In this personal project I photographed these micro components on their circuit boards against a separately lit blue background in order to create the illusion of a blue sky.

Due to static electricity these pieces of equipment are always somewhat dusty on the inside so the dust brings a little bit of reality to the scene.

It’s always great to discover and photograph hidden worlds, especially when they appear to be so close without anyone noticing!