Think Different (Fractured)
Created in a single take the only photo-maniuplation done to this image was the addition of the text. Using a flatbed scanner as his camera, visual artist Steve Shilling created an image of an iPhone 6 fractured by time. Few people tend to realize that photography is a medium of time and choice. Rather than strictly controlling how the image appears by use of a brush, photographers subject matter is often dictated by the choice of moment, the choice of cropping, and only afterwards the treatment, if any, applied to the image. By appropriating Apple's motto telling us to think different and by using a flatbed scanner as his camera, Mr. Shilling shows that what can often be interpreted as a rigid medium strictly limited by a multitude of real-world parameters in fact remains fairly flexible if one simple thinks a bit differently about it. Of course, the subject matter was also intentionally chosen as Mr. Shilling believes that while technology has and always will strive to bring positive progress to the world it is dangerous if not used responsibly. In a world where time and space have seemed to collapse and entire continents can be joined by a single tweet, we seem to be more fractured and disconnected from our peers than ever before.