Digital-imaging and CGI artist Michael Tompert is fascinated by the destruction of Apple products. Ever wonder what an iPad would like after a sledgehammer beating and torch treatment? Your inquisitiveness get resolved in the image above titled “Book Burning.” Sick and tired of antenna issues and feel like pounding your iPhone 4 with an eight pound sledgehammer? Don’t do that–just flip through the gallery below and visualize it. There you’ll also find “Breathe”, a MacBook Air with 12 rounds in it (damaged by a Heckler & Koch handgun); “Liquid Crystals”, a sledgehammered and torched MacBook; “You’re So 2000&L8″, a disfigured iPhone 3G; and “Caltrain Fatalities: Left Track/Right Track”, a rainbow of iPod nanos ran over by a train.
All of these disturbing images are part of Tompert’s 12LVE photography exhibit located at the WhiteSpace Gallery in Palo Alto, California. ”The images are large-scale yet microscopic, providing a canvas for contemplating our relationship with fetish, fashion, freedom, and bondage,” says Tompert. The inspiration behind the gallery is rather simplistic; when Tompert got tired of his two sons fighting over an iPod touch, he took it from them and smash it on the floor. ”They were kind of stunned — the screen was broken and this liquid poured out of it. I got my camera to shoot it,” he told the LA Times. ”My wife told me that I should do something with it.” And the rest, as they say, was history.
It’s important to note that Tompert is not anti-Apple; in fact he calls himself “an Apple fan from Day 1″. If that doesn’t do it for you, he’s a former Apple graphics designer.
Again, take a look in the gallery below to gaze at the beautiful destruction and head over to Cult of Mac to gain insight into the making of the gallery.
By Owners. These are the outcome of a simple experiment, to give static images the feeling of movement….
Flight Patterns by Charlie McCarthy. This work of art was made by shooting “long exposures of bugs under a street light.” Basically, McCarthy set up a camera on a tripod and let it record with a long shutter speed. This is often used when capturing images at night time. His simple idea of capturing bugs flying by a street light is mesmerizing.