Things Come Apart by Todd McLellan

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May 8, 2013
In last week's Friday Finds, photo director Anna Alexander clued us into the amazing work of photographer Todd McLellan. His new book Things Come Apart is an astounding work of deconstruction, both meticulous and violent. Check out our slideshow to see all the pieces of a smartphone arranged in an orderly fashion. Or maybe it's the crashing bits of bicycle that will get you going. Either way, this is a fascinating glimpse of what makes up the stuff of our everyday lives.
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  Todd McLellan's book Things Come Apart comes out on May 7th, 2013.

    Todd McLellan's book Things Come Apart comes out on May 7th, 2013.

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  Chainsaw, 1990s; Homelite; Component count: 286Photo credit: ©2013 Todd McLellan. Photo reproduced with the permission of Thames & Hudson. 

    Chainsaw, 1990s; Homelite; Component count: 286Photo credit: ©2013 Todd McLellan. Photo reproduced with the permission of Thames & Hudson. 

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  Bicycle, 1980s; Raleigh; Component count: 893Photo credit: ©2013 Todd McLellan. Photo reproduced with the permission of Thames & Hudson.

    Bicycle, 1980s; Raleigh; Component count: 893Photo credit: ©2013 Todd McLellan. Photo reproduced with the permission of Thames & Hudson.

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  Smartphone, 2007; BlackBerry; Component count: 120Photo credit: ©2013 Todd McLellan. Photo reproduced with the permission of Thames & Hudson.

    Smartphone, 2007; BlackBerry; Component count: 120Photo credit: ©2013 Todd McLellan. Photo reproduced with the permission of Thames & Hudson.

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  Bicycle, 1980s; Raleigh; Component count: 893Photo credit: ©2013 Todd McLellan. Photo reproduced with the permission of Thames & Hudson.

    Bicycle, 1980s; Raleigh; Component count: 893Photo credit: ©2013 Todd McLellan. Photo reproduced with the permission of Thames & Hudson.

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  Swiss Army Knife, 2000s; Victorinox; Component count: 38Photo credit: ©2013 Todd McLellan. Photo reproduced with the permission of Thames & Hudson. 

    Swiss Army Knife, 2000s; Victorinox; Component count: 38Photo credit: ©2013 Todd McLellan. Photo reproduced with the permission of Thames & Hudson. 

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  Children’s Wagon, 2011; Schwinn; Component count: 296Photo credit: ©2013 Todd McLellan. Photo reproduced with the permission of Thames & Hudson.

    Children’s Wagon, 2011; Schwinn; Component count: 296Photo credit: ©2013 Todd McLellan. Photo reproduced with the permission of Thames & Hudson.

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  Desk Lamp, 2002; IKEA; Component count: 73Photo credit: ©2013 Todd McLellan. Photo reproduced with the permission of Thames & Hudson. 

    Desk Lamp, 2002; IKEA; Component count: 73Photo credit: ©2013 Todd McLellan. Photo reproduced with the permission of Thames & Hudson. 

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