It's like a car accident; you don't want to look but you can't turn away. The idea of dropping your iPad into batter and then into oil is a terrifying thought…and yet you are wondering. What would it look like?
Thanks to photographer Henry Hargreaves you don't have to wonder any more.
Inspired by the guy who deep-fried and tried to eat his PSP, he explored the world of deep fried gadgets, stopping short of eating them however. Hargreaves is no stranger to gadgets — or to food for that matter, having shot both — and he saw a similarity in the subjects: "You get the device," he told CoolHunting, "you're excited about it, you consume it, and then you disregard it."
Disregard? I personally don't know about that. I've had doughnuts that I've thought about for days, but that's just me. And, clearly that Japanese guy was so taken with his PSP he tried to eat it.
The high mindedness of the project doesn't really matter; the gallery is a great combination of greasy spoon gadgetry shot by Hargreaves.
We don't want to spoil the gallery for you, but you clever lot are likely to have noticed anyway that these items are indeed faithfully remade out of foam core. Hargreaves was, understandably, uncomfortable with dropping items with strange metals and battery packs into hot oil. Frankly, all safety issues aside I think there are more than a few of us who are breathing easier no one had to sacrifice their devices.
All photos in this post credit Henry Hargreaves.