We are so addicted to cell phones/mobile phones/smartphones. Every second of our life we depend and look at our phones. We forget who is around us, forget talking, forget playing, forget family when we are looking at cell phones.
American photographer Eric Pickergill wanted to highlight our horrible addiction to smartphones. He carefully removed phones (from our hands) in everyday pictures. Check out the amazing results below. You will be shocked.
His notes from his day of inspiration read: “Family sitting next to me at Illium café in Troy, NY is so disconnected from one another. Not much talking. Father and two daughters have their own phones out. Mom doesn’t have one or chooses to leave it put away. She stares out the window, sad and alone in the company of her closest family. Dad looks up every so often to announce some obscure piece of info he found online.”
“I’m not attempting to tell others what to do with their time, I’m just hopefully offering up a moment of realization.”
“Despite the obvious benefits that these advances in technology have contributed to society, the social and physical implications are slowly revealing themselves.”
“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.”