Removed: a Shocking Project Reveals How Everyday People Looks Like With Their Digital Devices Removed from Their Hands
The project “Removed” by American photographer Eric Pickersgill tries to point out our addiction to technology by showing us how people in everyday life looks like when their digital devices removed from their palm. The whole reason behind this project is a personal experience Eric had. According to Eric, “There is a family sitting next to me at Illium café in Troy. Not much talking. Father and two daughters have their own phones out. Mom doesn’t have one or chooses to leave it put away. She stares out the window, sad and alone in the company of her closest family. Dad looks up every so often to announce some obscure piece of info he found online.” This is how technology changes us. Despite the obvious benefits that these advances in technology have contributed to society, the social and physical implications are slowly revealing themselves. Eric also said, “I’m not attempting to tell others what to do with their time, I’m just hopefully offering up a moment of realization. I just personally need the reminder to put it down because it is an addiction.