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While I’m not convinced that anyone else shares my passion for polygraph machines – well, this one at least – I thought I’d post these two anyway. And I do have one more that I’ll use some time over the next couple of days, but that’s it, there’ll be no more after that ;-)

Over the last couple of days I’ve been trying to work out why I’m so drawn to this machine, and I haven’t really been able to come up with an answer. It’s been in our department since I joined eight years ago, and I think that it was used up until fairly recently as an EEG machine – now replaced by a rather boring plastic box hooked up to a computer. And while I think it’s an intrinsically interesting item to photograph, it also seems a really impressive piece of equipment. All that said I think this may just be to do with the fact that it seems i) really well made, and ii) extremely complex ;-)

I did think about posting these two shots as seperate entries but the top one isn’t all that dissimilar from the first one in this series. And I think that the two images work well together but are, perhaps, a little weak on their own.

capture date
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
focal length
image quality
white balance
optical filter
Canon G5
1.18pm & 1.50pm on 2/2/04
1/10 & 1/20
aperture priority
B+W UV 010
4x3 + macro
comment by Travis at 07:11 PM (GMT) on 4 March, 2005

what the hell where is everyone?! i feel like i'm in a desserted airport back here in your archives! haha. love this one!

comment by Jesse Watkins at 04:43 PM (GMT) on 5 November, 2005

Agreed, Travis. I love how the elements make this machine look so confusing, intricate, and probably the best machine in the world. The yellow and red works really well to bring a dry picture life.