These Sucked Faces Demonstrate How Smartphones Alienate Us From Ourselves And Our Surroundings

Nov 10, 2015

Liron Samuels

Liron Samuels is a wildlife and commercial photographer based in Israel. When he isn’t waking up at 4am to take photos of nature, he stays awake until 4am taking photos of the night skies or time lapses. You can see more of his work on his website or follow him on Facebook.

These Sucked Faces Demonstrate How Smartphones Alienate Us From Ourselves And Our Surroundings

Nov 10, 2015

Liron Samuels

Liron Samuels is a wildlife and commercial photographer based in Israel. When he isn’t waking up at 4am to take photos of nature, he stays awake until 4am taking photos of the night skies or time lapses. You can see more of his work on his website or follow him on Facebook.

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In this rather unusual photo set, French photographer Antoine Geiger criticizes our obsession and addiction to modern technology and smartphones by creating faces being sucked into screens.

Using candid photos captured in the Louvre and elsewhere in Paris, Antoine says this project places the screen “as an object of “mass subculture”, alienating the relation to our own body, and more generally to the physical world”.

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, these photos make an interesting point.

Echoing a previous project called “SUR-FACE” where peoples’ faces and identities were covered; Antoine named this project “SUR-FAKE”.

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Stressing that none of the photos were staged, Antoine told DIYP that “the whole point is actually to give this truth, I captured these moments, and highlighted what I see, what is striking in this no-space of social interaction.”

He also wished to stress that in no way do his photos represent technology sucking our souls, despite such reports in other media. “I’m not really into that field,” he said.

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Another great set touching this issue is ‘Removed’ which shows how we look when we obsess with our smartphone.

[Antoine Geiger via Bored Panda]

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11 responses to “These Sucked Faces Demonstrate How Smartphones Alienate Us From Ourselves And Our Surroundings”

  1. HyperJ Avatar
    HyperJ

    Yeah, things were sooo much better before. People actually talked to each other, right? (sarcasm, if you missed it)

  2. Rick Budzak Avatar
    Rick Budzak
    1. Sakari Nylund Avatar
      Sakari Nylund

      Ping DIYPhotography, when will you take the hint?

    2. Sakari Nylund Avatar
      Sakari Nylund

      Also further XKCD reading: https://xkcd.com/1227/

  3. Jasmijn Decuyper Avatar
    Jasmijn Decuyper

    I think we get it now, the whole BOO SMARTPHONE thing is starting to get really annoying. I’m starting to feel guilty when I check my phone while I wait for a bus or something, as if it’s such a terrible thing to do.
    Before smartphones I would sit in the train with a book or magazine, and ‘alienate myself from myself and my surroundings’, now I read those books on my phone. I see no difference. Smartphones are there, some people use them a lot, others don’t. Big deal.

    They should make a campaign about using smartphones in the car instead. Which is a REAL problem.

    1. Belina Click Avatar
      Belina Click

      thank you for saying it!

    2. Kaptura Avatar
      Kaptura

      Agree! :)

  4. Pyroja Avatar
    Pyroja

    Relvant xkcd:

  5. CameraGuyBakoCA Avatar
    CameraGuyBakoCA

    Can’t imagine what my stretched face would look like while I enjoy these photos…

  6. Danny Max Avatar
    Danny Max

    I like my phone !

  7. Setenay Karacay Avatar
    Setenay Karacay

    yup, just like the idiot’s lantern.