The Friday Photos: Smart Phones

TimW
By TimW Last edited 65 months ago
The Friday Photos: Smart Phones
Travel texting, by World of Tim 2
Travel texting, by World of Tim 2
Silhouette, by Looking Glass
Silhouette, by Looking Glass
Two unhealthy habits, by Wayne Godwin Reid
Two unhealthy habits, by Wayne Godwin Reid
A social smart phone moment, by Bilkeau
A social smart phone moment, by Bilkeau
Intense messaging, by Linda Wisdom
Intense messaging, by Linda Wisdom
Arty texting, by Che-burashka
Arty texting, by Che-burashka
Street style, by tezzer57
Street style, by tezzer57
On the bus, by Tom Hurley
On the bus, by Tom Hurley
Hyde Park, by tezzer57
Hyde Park, by tezzer57
Horizontal texting, by Linda Wisdom
Horizontal texting, by Linda Wisdom

Curse them. Smart phones have ruined our lives, turning us into tiny screen addicts who stare moronically at texts, emails or angry birds rather than at the life going on around us.

All the considerable benefits of smart phones — not having to carry an A to Z, instant messaging or indeed reading Londonist on the move — seem redundant when couples sit at restaurant tables ignoring each other, a common sight.

For street photographers though, the obliviousness of smart phone addicts make them excellent potential subjects, especially when a group of Londoners are staring at their devices at the same time, as documented by the opening image.

All images from the Londonist Flickr pool: World of Tim 2, Linda Wisdom x2, Bilkeau, Looking Glass, Tom Hurley,  tezzer57, Wayne Godwin Reid, and another from tezzer57.

Last Updated 15 June 2012

Helengt

Have a look at www.waynegodwinreid.com for more of his fantastic work!

noirchick
Robert

OMG it's all about me!

It's true as we must look up and around ourselves.

David Smith

Superb - but if you are a smartphone user, please exercise some common sense and don't tweet or post to FB whilst crossing a busy road and not bothering to look up at the 18T lorry just metres away :)