The World of Sex Doll Manufacturing

For his photo series “Sex Dolls,” photographer Robert Benson ventured into a sex doll factory to capture their unusual manufacturing process. Inside, he discovered a slightly bizarre set-up, with plastic bodies hanging from the ceiling, a line-up of mouths awaiting assembly, and a chart of nipple sizes for workers to choose from. His resulting images depict the dolls in an environment completely opposite of their …

Inside Fujifilm’s Camera Factory in Japan

With the announcement of the brand new X-Pro2 mirrorless camera from Fujifilm, The Verge traveled to the camera-maker’s factory in Sendai, Japan to see how they’re created. Inside, they discovered a surprising lack of robots and assembly lines and, instead, workers meticulously hand-assembling the cameras with extreme care and consideration. Head to The Verge to take a visual tour through the factory and see exactly …

Metallen: Emma Hammar’s Industrial-Inspired Art Book

The London-based Swede showcases factory process images from her hometown

As industrialization gave way to the information society in Sweden, many of the country’s beautiful old factories were turned into offices, shops and restaurants. London-based Swede Emma Hammar grew up close to one of those places, the red brick buildings of AB Svenska Metallverken (Swedish Metalworks Ltd.), on Maskinistgatan (Machinist Street) in Västerås. Today, when factory work is something western society knows mostly from museums …