These Smartphone Photographs Feature Emerging Natural Subjects

By: Amelia Roblin - Oct 11, 2016
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When observing these smartphone photographs, I can't help but be reminded that modern people spend more time than ever looking through the lens of their phones rather than directly at their surroundings. This appears to be a major message behind the work of Finland's Asmo Turunen with his mobile-integrated imagery.

Stunning pictures with high contrast and saturation are striking to behold, and are made more intriguing with the blurred borders between the display of the held device and the space of the natural world outside of it. Birds, trees, stars and endless highways emerge from the screen, creating scenes in these smartphone photographs that are all-encompassing. Interestingly, these visions are not what we see when we perceive the world around the digital window we hold in our palms.