The Walk Man: Israeli Artist Digs Into Vintage Gadgets

Former photojournalist Gabi Menashe finds redemption in documenting the innards of old dial phones, Minoltas and tape recorders.

One of the gadget geeks’ favorite porn genres is Teardown, where gadgets are taken apart, disassembled to their basic components, and then photographed. In the “Taking apart” project, Israeli photographer Gabi Menashe does that to old gadgets − including a rotary dial telephone, a Sony Walkman, an alarm clock and a Minolta Hi-Matic-E camera − all of which he cleans, photographs,...