Maybe You'll Rethink How Much You Let Technology Take Over Your Life After These Photos
by N/A, 8 years ago |
3 min read
French photographer Antoine Geiger is but 20-years-old, but he has already grabbed the attention of the entire Internet with his latest project. Titled SUR-FAKE, the idea is to show how a screen can become an object of, "'mass subculture,' alienating the relation to our own body, and more generally to the physical world."
Essentially, Geiger is looking to analyze the influence of technology in our daily lives through his art. As you'll see, the research isn't positive leaning.
His photography aims to show just how inundated we've become with our technology. Not noticing the world around us, instead being sucked into our devices. He shows that here, in a more literal sense.
How easily could you run into someone on the sidewalk if while you're walking you're this enthralled by whatever it is that's on your phone? Pretty easily is the obvious answer.
Instead of enjoying timeless artwork, such as the 'Mona Lisa,' people are engaging with an Internet interaction by taking a selfie. People are literally allowing their screens to steal their faces away from the world.
Again, why take a photo of yourself sitting here, when in fact you could be just sitting there enjoying the beauty of urban architecture? Our phones are sucking the life out of us at all times.
Geiger shows the sad reality that is our world today. At no other point in history would you see such a public venue seems so private. Nobody is interacting with one another, unless they're all texting each other. We've give up our ability to be human.
Take these two for instance: they could be conversing about what ever it is that they find to be worthy of a photograph, but instead have their phones out and ready to go.
And, don't forget the tools with which we have now created to expand our screen time: selfie sticks. There's no escaping surfaces of technology anymore, but at what point do we take a step back and review the situation?
That's what Geiger has done, and he's pointed our just how SUR-FAKE these surfaces are in our lives. Maybe now that he's started this dialogue, we all can begin to retrieve our souls from our technology and quit letting our screens steal our faces from us. Thank you for this, Antoine.