Antoine Geiger's Photos Show Phones Sucking People's Souls

By: Cadhla Gray - Nov 11, 2015
References: antoinegeiger & boredpanda
These poignant photographs illustrate modern culture's dependence on technology and depicting individuals' souls as they literally get sucked into cell phone screens.

What gives Antoine Geiger's images such impact are the backgrounds behind the subjects, which they seem to be oblivious to. Set in Paris, France, this series' technology-obsessed subject pose at the Louvre, on a beautiful bike ride or beside stunning architecture -- yet are all seen staring at their smartphones. The most striking image is of a large group in the middle of the iconic Louvre museum, surrounded by historical art. Instead of taking in the beauty of the art that surrounds them, each group member stares down at a screen instead.

The photographs certainly tell a story, acting as a commentary for the artist and his concern for technology-obsessed society's lack of awareness. With these photos, he emphasizes that everyone should be more in touch with themselves, others and their surroundings.