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I gotta say that I am pretty tired. Looking back I have shot thousands of things. The process goes: Find the thing, load the thing, unload, clean, style, shoot, edit, write copy, post, sell, package and ship. You feel me? Did you get tired of reading that? Now you know how I feel. I figured I should post these picture that were a labor of love to shoot and capture the 'thing'--you know to continue to learn and make a record of it. Everything shot is just me and sometimes one assistant.
Dr. Robert Jarvik invented the first artificial heart in 1982. I really like the story of Jarvik. It is the story of persistence and accomplishment--after having been rejected numerous times out of medical school he finally made it in University of Utah and developed this heart! This early model was hooked up to a large battery pack the size of a refrigerator and made a constant clicking sound. Barney Clark a 61 year old dentist was the first to get one of these and survived 112 days on it. It is a fascinating and pioneering piece of medical history. Piece came from a cardiologist personal collection and is a working model used to study the Jarvik-7 before implants and also to show candidates how it works. Has 'not for implant' securely built in the model chambers so as not to accidentally end up in someone. You can visit one in the Smithsonian or have one in your private collection.
decommissioned crash test dummy head with impact blue paint
Got a few of these cool phantoms in aluminum polished and painted aluminum bodies. Check them out on the site or ask about other types available.
This is our old spot that was small and intimate. We are now in a larger space in Logan Square. I bet you haven't been there yet--you should!
La Cimbali Disco Volante Coffee Grinder
I have only been able to find three of these and they each lasted no more than a few days. Very cool and creepy metal cabbage patch kids doll molds.