An American photographer named Eric Pickersgill noticed that we became addicts to technology in general, and to a smartphone in particular. In a special project he decided to show us how much
American photographer Eric Pickersgill took the pictures from his daily life and removed the smartphones. He called the project "Removed" when his goal was to present our addiction - and its own - to technology and connectivity that never ends.
He received the inspiration for the project in a cafe in New York. He claims that he sat there with a family of parents and two daughters. The father and the girls sat with his phone, and the mother preferred to look out the window-lonely and sad-beside her family but not really with them.
Contrary to what you might think at the first moment, he did not achieve the effect in the pictures by editing the pictures on the computer, but in the old and good way - he asked them to cooperate and stay in their current position without moving as he pulled out the phones and document the moment.
"Despite the obvious benefits that technological advances have contributed to society, the social and physical consequences are slowly revealing themselves."
"Similar to the invention of photography that turned life into a series of moments that can be documented and re-experienced, smartphones are changing human behavior and becoming an integral part of the landscape, and the human body."
"I have no purpose in trying to tell other people what to do with their time, I just offer a little moment of understanding and enlightenment on how the smartphone affects them at every moment in life."