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electronics button red

The proverbial red button has always been a stand-in for the idea of danger, that should a person press it, a dramatic incident will occur. Red buttons are warning signs, particularly on electronics, and insinuate that one should take all necessary precautions or alternative avenues prior to using it. In this photograph, the button dominates the entire image, centered nearly perfectly on the print. Its red coloring contrasts against the dull gray wall of the background, and even its own shadow imprinted around the edges of the button. This piece looks as though it hasn’t been utilized in many years, and probably for good reason. Once pressed, it has fulfilled its purpose, however nefarious or detrimental to the user that purpose might be.