Q&A: How an Artist Turned a Lifetime of E-Waste Into a Stunning Celebration of Recycling

Benjamin Von Wong reached out to Dell to highlight the brand's commitment

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At South by Southwest in 2017, photographer Benjamin Von Wong learned that Dell was working with artists to raise awareness of the computer giant’s electronics recycling program, and he decided he wanted to participate.

A year later, the ensuing collaboration has yielded jaw-dropping results—namely a trio of elaborate photographs shot in Wong’s hyper-realistic style. Launched last month, the images use thousands of old computer components to create stunning backdrops for a body-painted model striking stark poses with science fiction overtones (for some, it might evoke The Matrix).

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