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Alienating Technology Photography

Babycakes Romero Suggests the Smartphone Has Killed Conversation

— October 17, 2014 — Pop Culture
Babycakes Romero wants you to know that he doesn't have a problem with technology, per say. Instead, he has problem with how technology is making us boring.

Romero set out to photograph people and their smartphones in a series he refers to as 'The Death of Conversation.' He explains that he was first attracted to people and their devices because of a symmetry that was visually appealing. The longer he photographed them, however, he noticed an "inherent sadness to the proceedings."

Why is it that we're no longer content to be in the company we're in? It's almost as though we constantly desire to be somewhere else, which we achieve by remaining "plugged in" to our devices at all times. Romero believes that we are only decreasing connection and increasing our collective social pain.

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