There’s something different about this photo…
This photo is of a group of spectators at the premiere of Johnny Depp’s new movie that’s going viral.
The reason? It shows the stark contrast between a person who is living in the moment and other people who live out their memories via their smartphones.
While everyone around her has their smartphones out in a desperate attempt to snap a pixilated image of the left side of Johnny Depp’s face, the woman behind the barricade is the only one actually embracing what is happening in front of her.
The photo received a huge amount of attention after a Twitter user uploaded it with the caption “this is my new favorite photo of all time”.
this is my new favorite photo of all time pic.twitter.com/v8Qs6TeXZf
— Wayne Dahlberg (@waynedahlberg) September 26, 2015‘
Since being uploaded last week, the photo has been retweeted more than 11,000 times and favourited more than 13,000 times.
Its popularity is a fairly good indication of many people’s awareness of our dependence on technology, and the fear that it is compromising our enjoyment of day-to-day events.