Our relationships with our smartphones are extremely interesting and someone who either looks at his or her smartphone or is actually calling someone else presents for me always a potential candidate for a picture. By the way, there is an excellent book titled “Disconnecting people” (in reference to Nokia’s claim) by the French photographer Julien Falsimagne, which captures how smartphones potentially isolates people from each other.
In this week’s post, I include six pictures of people with their mobile phones: making a call, just checking the phone when waiting or lost, and documenting whereabouts.
The question remains: do smartphones connect us with other people or do they lead to isolation? No answer here, but either way, usually we are all so immersed and absorbed by our phones that we rarely notice someone just taking a picture of us.