Ever thought about what your gadgets would look like when they’re X-rayed? Or how would they look if you would have X-ray vision? Well, Spanish photographer Max de Esteban surely asked himself this question when he decided to create this series of photos of X-rayed objects that he called Proposition One.
The cool thing is that they’re not really X-rays. Max actually disassembled these objects and took photos of the individual components, then layered them back together to create the X-ray effect. Max chose to expose a cassette recorder, various cameras, an old reel-to-reel deck, and other delightful tech relics. In the collection, you’ll find a bunch of other retro gadgets X-rayed, which is even better in my opinion, because I honestly don’t want to know what an X-rayed smartphone looks like. It can’t be nearly as interesting as something mechanical.