A History of Deconstruction
First Deconstruction. My father gave me an old alarm clock and some basic tools. I had great fun taking the clock apart as far as I could and playing with the little metal cogs on their axes, which proved to be great spinning tops.
First and only illegal Deconstruction. I was bored and found an old tape player and some tools. My father was not amused. I was.
I got my first digital camera: a Canon PowerShot A60, 2.0 MegaPixels.
My A60 died and I thought it would be fun to take it apart as far as I could. And I was right; it was fun. This is when it occurred to me that I could use my next camera to take pictures of all the parts and somehow put them together digitally. I kept the parts in a cereal bowl for a couple of years and finally threw them out.
I really missed my bowl of camera parts, and my external hard disk had just died on me. I took it apart and this time set about to find a way to photograph the parts to make some sort of collage with them.
November 5th 2009
I built my first Universal Vertical Camera Platform, photographed the hard disk parts and clumsily put them together in Photoshop. Deconstruction was finally truly born.
May 6th 2012
I finished my hundredth Deconstruction. There was no denying I was hooked.
I decided my New Year’s resolution would be to build my own website, to spread the joy of Deconstruction.
October 29th 2016
I sold my soul and created a web shop to further spread the joy of Deconstruction and become filthy rich.
June 30th 2017
I decided to make my site bilingual and started translating all content to my native tongue, Dutch.