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ARE WE EUROPE
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Objects of Days Past - Relics

BY ROBERT MORAN

Robert likes to look at things that are past their prime, and then reinvigorate them with life through his photographs. Relics is a collection of everyday objects that show just this. They have become touchstones of an earlier way of life. A rotary dial telephone that made you consider each number. A manual typewriter. The bag used by a doctor who made house calls. 

 Robert's aim for this project was to honor the inventions of our past and save some of the icons from being forgotten.

Robert's aim for this project was to honor the inventions of our past and save some of the icons from being forgotten.

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 They have become cultural artefacts from a different world.

They have become cultural artefacts from a different world.

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 By photographing items from the last century, while using a 21st century camera and computer, Robert was forced to think about the qualities and limitations of our everyday objects. And how this affects us.

By photographing items from the last century, while using a 21st century camera and computer, Robert was forced to think about the qualities and limitations of our everyday objects. And how this affects us.

 Whether we possess them for a month or for generations, the things we use become our collaborators.

Whether we possess them for a month or for generations, the things we use become our collaborators.

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 These relics helped people through dark nights and hot summers, offered medicinal and musical relief. 

These relics helped people through dark nights and hot summers, offered medicinal and musical relief. 

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 In that way, all the objects we have used, loved and discarded shape us and in a way our whole society.

In that way, all the objects we have used, loved and discarded shape us and in a way our whole society.

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