Photogropher Shows Just How Silly We Would Look Without Our Phones

Eric Pickersgill is a photographer in the U.S. and has created “Removed,” which is a series of photos that reminds us of how strange that pose actually is. In each portrait, electronic devices have been “edited out” (removed before the photo was taken, from people who’d been using them) so that people stare at their hands, or the empty space between their hands, often ignoring beautiful surroundings or opportunities for human connection. The results are a bit sad and eerie—and a reminder, perhaps, to put our phones away.