Bored Panda works better on our iPhone app
Continue in app Continue in browser
BoredPanda Add Post

The Bored Panda iOS app is live! Fight boredom with iPhones and iPads here.

Can You Spot Who Makes This Pic So Awesome That We Can All Learn From It?
294points
User submission
14.1K
111K
Social Issues6 years ago

Can You Spot Who Makes This Pic So Awesome That We Can All Learn From It?

There’s one person in this crowd of moviegoers who’s determined to live life in the moment. Can you find them?

If you guessed that it’s the older woman in the black sweater at the front of the crowd, you’d be right. This photo, taken at the premier of Black Mass in Brookline, Massachusetts by John Blanding, shows a crowd of fans greeting movie stars with their smartphones held high. The woman’s contrasting approach to the moment has earned her heaps of praise after the photo went viral.

Though most of us are guilty of over-reliance on social media to some degree, it’s still a popular subject for artists. This post features work by Babycakes Romero and other artists afraid of what our dependence on technology and social media might mean for us.

(h/t: bostonglobe)

Image credits: John Blanding

Image credits: John Blanding

111Kviews

Share on Facebook
You May Like
Popular on Bored Panda
Start the discussion
ahmedmorad
Community Member
6 years ago

The young smiling lady with purple glasses and white hair!

Ponyo Champion
Community Member
6 years ago

WITHOUT A PHONE

Load More Replies...
agnestjioe
Community Member
6 years ago

the girl wearing cap didn't held any smartphone too

JeanneDeaux
Community Member
6 years ago

Agreed, she is definitely looking with her eyes, not through a screen. She is enjoying the moment as much as the old lady, but she was ignored for some reason.

Load More Replies...
LeonardoHakim
Community Member
6 years ago

By the look and smiles on people's faces they all seem to be enjoying that moment of life while also getting the enjoyment of taking pictures and preserving the moment. Those pictures can also be enjoyed later and the happy experience can be shared with friends and other people who were not there. (Hey, I am a photographer and enjoy living and keeping memories of special moments of life .) Who knows. The nice lady with glasses is perhaps by with her son next to her, who is focusing on the phone, reviewing the photos. In my view there's nothing alienating about taking pictures of movie stars.

Load More Comments
ahmedmorad
Community Member
6 years ago

The young smiling lady with purple glasses and white hair!

Ponyo Champion
Community Member
6 years ago

WITHOUT A PHONE

Load More Replies...
agnestjioe
Community Member
6 years ago

the girl wearing cap didn't held any smartphone too

JeanneDeaux
Community Member
6 years ago

Agreed, she is definitely looking with her eyes, not through a screen. She is enjoying the moment as much as the old lady, but she was ignored for some reason.

Load More Replies...
LeonardoHakim
Community Member
6 years ago

By the look and smiles on people's faces they all seem to be enjoying that moment of life while also getting the enjoyment of taking pictures and preserving the moment. Those pictures can also be enjoyed later and the happy experience can be shared with friends and other people who were not there. (Hey, I am a photographer and enjoy living and keeping memories of special moments of life .) Who knows. The nice lady with glasses is perhaps by with her son next to her, who is focusing on the phone, reviewing the photos. In my view there's nothing alienating about taking pictures of movie stars.

Load More Comments
Popular on Bored Panda
Popular on Bored Panda
User Submissions
Also on Bored Panda
Also on Bored Panda