Photographer Removes Phones from Photos to Expose our Addiction

American photographer Eric Pickergill has created a powerful set of images, simply by removing the one item that’s with us all the time: Our Smartphone.

Everyday scenes take on an eerie, spellbound quality as people vacantly turn away from each other, seemingly entranced by their own empty hand. 

Social gatherings highlight the disconnect, as people are isolated from each other, even while in close physical proximity.  People alone are even more removed, alone in their environment, without even the illusion of connection remaining.

The full collection can be seen here: