Photographer’s Series Of Pictures With Smartphones Removed Shows Us How Addicted We’ve Become To Our Devices

If this series of pictures isn’t enough to get you to put your phones down, I don’t know what will.

It’s a struggle most of us as parents experience – how much technology is too much?!? I know that I’m consistently setting boundaries for my kids about how much they can use their phones, video games and how much screen time is too much. But I also notice that I’m often setting a poor example for my kids because my phone is always in my hands. It’s tough for me because my job is to write about what’s trending daily so to not have my phone at my fingertips feels wrong. But then I looked at this photo series titled ‘Removed’ by photographer Eric Pickersgill and it has definitely made me rethink how attached I am to my phone.

Eric created this series of photographs, showing ordinary people doing ordinary things with one small adjustment – he’s edited out the electronic devices in each picture to show us just how attached we are to them. On his website he writes about his inspiration for the project;

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Kelli is a Lead Writer at Hot Moms Club. She's a Canadian living in the US with a longstanding love affair with entertainment news and celebrity gossip. She has written about it for some of the most popular websites in both Canada and the US including Entertainment Tonight Canada, I'm Not Obsessed and Babble. When she's not chauffeuring her 4 kids back and forth to the rink for various hockey and figure skating activities, she can be found glued to Netflix or reading a great book.

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