Haunting Portraits Of Children Watching Television Will Make You Want To Unplug For Good

Jun 6, 2015

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer and content strategist based in Hawi, Hawaii. Her work has been shared by top publications like The New York Times, Adobe, and others.

Haunting Portraits Of Children Watching Television Will Make You Want To Unplug For Good

Jun 6, 2015

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer and content strategist based in Hawi, Hawaii. Her work has been shared by top publications like The New York Times, Adobe, and others.

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With the amount of time people are spending in front of their televisions reaching new highs, this powerful portrait series by Australian photographer, Donna Stevens helps us take a step back from the habit and see the mindlessness from a different perspective. 

“TV is just one of the ever present Black Mirrors through which we negotiate our lives today. Idiot Box hopes to explore the darker side of our love for technology.

The series (shot while children watched TV) was an exploration into the co-dependent yet contradictory relationship we all share with technology and the media.
Should we exhibit more caution about the role of technology in our children’s lives? Is our techno-paranoia warranted? No matter what gadgetry we may possess and blame for our undoing, do our problems still just remain human?”– Donna Stevens on Idiot Box

For Idiot Box, Stevens photographed these young children while they were watching television–she sat them in a darkened room, with only the light from the TV, and photographed them as their faces turned blank and minds seemingly began slowing to a crawl.

To see more of Stevens’ work, visit her website at www.DonnaStevens.com and don’t forget to follow her on Instagram.

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13 responses to “Haunting Portraits Of Children Watching Television Will Make You Want To Unplug For Good”

  1. Jonathan Abbas Avatar
    Jonathan Abbas

    that’s a strange subject for photography!

  2. Beleslin Milivoj Avatar
    Beleslin Milivoj

    So what’s so haunting about it?

  3. Diane Auger Cotter Avatar
    Diane Auger Cotter

    I think we all look like that watching tv … not just children :-/

  4. aleroe Avatar
    aleroe

    As bad as it is, it’s still better than adults looking at their cell phones as they cross the street.

  5. Jason Dupree Avatar
    Jason Dupree

    Haunting Portraits of People Staring at Blog Articles Will Make you Want to Unplug for Good

  6. Russell Heidler Avatar
    Russell Heidler

    That could have been the kid’s from the 60’s. We all zone out at some point in life. What’s the impact of video games? It’s probably worse than TV.

  7. HyperJ Avatar
    HyperJ

    So… Take a picture at any random moment of anyone doing anything, and chances are you will get an odd facial expression. It happens.

  8. Steve Newhouse Avatar
    Steve Newhouse

    When I saw the name Gabriel Campos; I checked out the picture of those kids to see what was up, about a month ago I think I made a comment on a mushroom looking cloud close to Terlingua and close to Senor Campos Ranch and looked at his pictures on his time line and was very impressed.

  9. Rick Avatar
    Rick

    Portraits of children being forced to watch something they don’t want to watch.

    1. Ralph Hightower Avatar
      Ralph Hightower

      Maybe if they had been watching “The Three Stooges” or “The Little Rascals”, there would have been a different reaction.

      1. Joe Samson Avatar
        Joe Samson

        Great old fart reply

  10. Sean Avatar
    Sean

    I look like that when I read DIYPhotography.net. :)

    1. udi tirosh Avatar
      udi tirosh

      :)