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Mechanical Archaeology   

The project focuses on photographing elements that were once mechanical operating tools but have since been abandoned and left to rust. The rust and foliage that now grow into them have become an integral part of their new reality. Using long exposures and shooting late at night, we detach these machines from their time and space, turning them into living monuments. Each frame takes 15-40 minutes to shoot, and during this time, we physically move throughout the exposure, creating a continuous motion that adds to the final image. As a result, we become an hidden part of the photograph, blurring the boundaries between the photographer and the photographed object. Our technique transforms these rusty machines into powerful symbols of past progress and present decay, inviting viewers to reflect on the transient nature of technology and the beauty of the abandoned.

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