Photographer Comments on Our Phone Addicted Society through Captivating Portraits (13 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       14 Oct 2015       4327       2

Eric Pickersgill took portraits of people in everyday life and then removed the smartphones and digital devices to show how disconnected we have become as a society. The project entitled, “Removed” is an insightful look into how technology has changed the way we interact with one another.

 

The project inspiration came from a chance encounter in a NYC cafe

1 Photographer Comments on Our Phone Addicted Society through Captivating Portraits

“Family sitting next to me at Illium café in Troy, NY [was] so disconnected from one another”

2 Photographer Comments on Our Phone Addicted Society through Captivating Portraits

“Not much talking. Father and two daughters have their own phones out”

3 Photographer Comments on Our Phone Addicted Society through Captivating Portraits

“Mom doesn’t have one or chooses to leave it put away”

4 Photographer Comments on Our Phone Addicted Society through Captivating Portraits

“She stares out the window, sad and alone in the company of her closest family”

5 Photographer Comments on Our Phone Addicted Society through Captivating Portraits

“Dad looks up every so often to announce some obscure piece of info he found online”

6 Photographer Comments on Our Phone Addicted Society through Captivating Portraits

“Despite the obvious benefits that these advances in technology have contributed to society, the social and physical implications are slowly revealing themselves”

7 Photographer Comments on Our Phone Addicted Society through Captivating Portraits

“In similar ways that photography transformed the lived experience into the photographable, performable, and reproducible experience…”

8 Photographer Comments on Our Phone Addicted Society through Captivating Portraits

“…personal devices are shifting behaviors while simultaneously blending into the landscape by taking form as being one with the body”

9 Photographer Comments on Our Phone Addicted Society through Captivating Portraits

“This phantom limb is used as a way of signaling busyness and unapproachability to strangers while existing as an addictive force that promotes the splitting of attention between those who are physically with you and those who are not”

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13 Photographer Comments on Our Phone Addicted Society through Captivating Portraits


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