Mental Floss

Beautiful Pictures of Destroyed Technology

Jill Harness

We use electronics every day, making them easy to take for granted despite their complex innerworkings. Fortunately, photographer Todd McLellan is here to show us just how many bits and pieces go in to creating even the most basic machines with his wonderful series entitled "Everyone Has a Piece of the Puzzle."

From clocks to cameras to typewriters, McLellan deconstructs the devices and then lays them out in a meticulous order, indicating how they once fit together. He then shoots the results, capturing the stunning complexities of our modern world.