Removed: Photographer Removes Phones From His Photos To Show How Terribly Addicted We’ve Become/ Reblogged From 2015

 I was visiting  MY Daily Musing AT http://lafayetteangel.com,
when I saw a link she had posted and it reminded me I had saved the very same post.
This was her link.
Adrienne's Corner
http://adriennescatholiccorner.blogspot.com/2015/10/removed-photographer-removes-phones.html
This is the article we all liked.

BoredPanda
by Dainius

Removed: Photographer Removes Phones From His Photos To Show How Terribly Addicted We’ve Become

“American photographer Eric Pickersgill removed the smartphones and digital devices from his portraits of everyday life. The project “Removed” aims to show our addiction to technology and hyper-connectivity, and Pickersgill knows that he’s also amongst the addicted.

The photographer was inspired by a chance encounter in a New York cafe. “Family sitting next to me at Illium café in Troy, NY is so disconnected from one another,” Pickersgill writes in his notes from that day. “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.”

He achieved the surreal effect in his photos by asking strangers and friends to remain in position, removing their cellphones, and then taking the shot.”

That’s about the last place to have a cell phone when there are 2 of you. 

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That what so many call family time nowadays. 

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SAD. They aren’t spending quality time here.
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Now THAT IS SAD 

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Read the read of the post. There are lot’s more photos.http://www.boredpanda.com/portraits-holding-devices-removed-eric-pickersgill/

I love the internet and there are times I am on it when Danny is home and not in his computer room. I try and LIMIT those moments.
I work really hard at it.

We would never have our phones etc on at the table. Or with anyone else.
Sarah

13 Comments Add yours

  1. yhealthy2000 says:

    I tell my husband…”It really would be easier for me if my iPhone was embedded under my skin.” He smiles. He knows how out of balance I feel when I can’t find it…craziness!

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  2. There is a video on about this same subject titled “Look Up”. It is a spoken word by Greg Turk. It can be found on You Tube if your interested in watching it.

    Thank you, Sarah, for the link, :). Hugs

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  3. There is a video on this topic. It is a spoken word titled “Look up” by Gary Turk This is the link to it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7dLU6fk9QY

    Thank you the link, :).

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    1. Have a wonderful week. I found this just now in my SPAM folder of all places. Not sure why.

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      1. It happens here and there a comment that is not spam goes to it. It happens to me. You have a wonderful week too, :).

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        1. I had a busy but a very good week. How was yours?

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          1. My week has been good.

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  4. Prajakta says:

    I read this a few days back, along with a photo of people at restaurants. God! It is terrifying how cellphones have taken over – not just sad.

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  5. Heather says:

    Interesting project. The lack of devices highlights how much they have taken over everyday activities. It’s strange how unimportant the photos would be with cellphones and tablets.

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    1. Heather, I thought the same thing.
      Most people any more would never even notice or if they did notice all the devices they would think it was “NORMAL”.
      I would have noticed but then I keep harping about cell phones every Friday In Pay It Forward. I can Not tolerate phones at mealtimes or in restaurants and other public places.

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