This Talented Artist Removed All Cell Phones From His Photos To Show A Sad Reality
If you’re outside reading this then take a look around you and count how many people are doing what you’re doing, reading something on their phone or tablet? How many are there?
We wouldn’t be surprised if you said the majority of people around you were engrossed with their phones or tablets. Phones were introduced as a convenient way to be connected with our loved ones as well as be entertained when we need it but now it has become an obsession and addiction.
1How it all began
Eric Pickersgill is an American photographer who loved taking black and white pictures. He wasn’t quite famous till one day when he was in the Illium café in Troy, New York when an idea hit him. He was sitting beside a family where everyone was on their mobile phones. This gave him an idea for what his next series could be.
2The ‘Removed’ series
He observed how disconnected the family sitting beside him looked. No one was talking to anyone and everyone was on their phones, even the little ones. This made him think about what the scene would look like if the phones were removed. This is where he got the idea to name his next photo series ‘Removed’.
3How he did it
To simulate what he wanted to show in his photos he asked his friends and family to pose for his pictures. They would simulate real-world situations while holding their phones or tablets and then Eric would take the photo and digitally remove the phones using Photoshop. This gave him images that were stunning and meaningful.
4What his images show
This stunning set of images shows us the sad reality of the world we live in. Believe it or not but there is a real addiction we have to our smartphones, tablets, etc. We may not notice it but ask yourself this, how long can you go without checking your smartphone?