Eric Pickersgill is the co-founder of The Gallery 145, a unique art swap event and Mall Pretzel, an online collection of contemporary and edgy photographs. He is a fine arts graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He recently published a series of photographs titled “Removed” that depicts the impact of mobile phones on our day to day lives. We may not realize this, but the average person spends over 8 hours a day using the mobile phone and it shows. Here are some haunting photographs from the series.
When the telephone was first invented, it was seen as a miracle that bridged people and distances. Loved ones were just a phone call away. Then came the mobile phones and things became even more convenient to talk to your family, friends and loved ones in distant places. And then came the iPhone that completely redefined the role of the mobile phones in our personal lives. “We have app for that” now literally means we can conveniently carry on with our lives without actually interacting with other human beings in the real world! We find love on our mobile phone, we break up through our mobile phone, and we communicate with one another through our mobile phones. Is this the right way to live our lives? Share your comments below.