Look up. Just look up.
I’m the first to admit I’m addicted to technology. Without my phone I feel lost, sick, anxious. But when I’m in social situations and I feel myself grasping for it under the dinner table, I feel embarrassed. It doesn’t stop me though, and I bet you’re the same.
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When people have, on occassion, called me out on my behaviour, I’m shocked at how rude I’m being. Out to work drinks? We’re all scrolling through Instagram. At a wedding? We’re hashtagging and uploading. In a meeting? Just a quick game of Angry Birds. It never stops.
But there’s a very good reason you should put down your phone and start reconnecting with the world.
Photographer Babycakes Romero has created a series that captures these moments where people are disconnected with reality and lost in the technological world.
And yes, it’s depressing to see it laid out in black and white.
You might say it’s hypocritical for Romero to photograph this when he probably does the exact same. But he says he doesn’t even own a smartphone.