Look Carefully At These Photos And You’ll See Something Important Is Missing

These days, it’s impossible to go anywhere and not see some kind of electronic gadget at work. Smartphones are pretty awesome, since they allow us to access the Internet from just about anywhere and help us stay in touch with everyone we love.

As photographer Eric Pickersgill noticed, however, there’s another side to them, too. They can isolate us, and keep us from appreciating the world we’re currently inhabiting in favor of embracing a virtual one. His series Removed takes a look at what we look like when we stare at our phones.

Look at these photos, do you think much of these people’s body language looks similar to that of someone who is feeling sad and lonely?

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