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Soul-Sucking Photos Show How Phone Addiction Is Stealing Our Souls
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Art, Photography7 years ago

Soul-Sucking Photos Show How Phone Addiction Is Stealing Our Souls

French photographer Antoine Geiger creates photos of people having their faces sucked into their cellphones. The project, titled SUR-FAKE, touches on issues of technology dependance and addiction: “It is placing the screen as an object of ‘mass subculture’, alienating the relation to our own body, and more generally to the physical world.”

“Nothing was staged. I went out and captured reality,” Antoine told Bored Panda.

Antoine Geiger is a 20-year-old photographer who’s lived in England, France and the Netherlands. Over the last two years, he’s had four exhibitions, and been mentioned or published in print ten times.

UPDATE: Geiger’s work is very similar to that of Max Cavallari, another artist concerned with the influence of technology on our daily lives.

More info: antoinegeiger.com | Facebook | Tumblr

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VictorVakaras
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The smudge tool got a good workout.

EdaÇakmak
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think all these "technology is evil" art is as overdone and as blatant an attempt to go viral by abusing a popular concept as drawing Disney princesses in every way imaginable. Did you use to shame people that were using cameras? Reading magazines and newspapers? Looking at maps? Communicating with their loved ones? Is it really such a bad thing that I can do all of these with one device?

LiekeMuller
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Exactly my thoughts! When Im in a museum I look on my phone, because there is an interactive app that gives me interesting background info on the painting and artist. And at a cafe I read the news and an ebook on that same device. That wining about how phones are sucking out the souls of our generation just comes from old people who chopped trees to make paper for books/newspapers/hmguides etc.

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booHguy
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How phone addiction is stealing THEIR souls, not mine...

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VictorVakaras
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The smudge tool got a good workout.

EdaÇakmak
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think all these "technology is evil" art is as overdone and as blatant an attempt to go viral by abusing a popular concept as drawing Disney princesses in every way imaginable. Did you use to shame people that were using cameras? Reading magazines and newspapers? Looking at maps? Communicating with their loved ones? Is it really such a bad thing that I can do all of these with one device?

LiekeMuller
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Exactly my thoughts! When Im in a museum I look on my phone, because there is an interactive app that gives me interesting background info on the painting and artist. And at a cafe I read the news and an ebook on that same device. That wining about how phones are sucking out the souls of our generation just comes from old people who chopped trees to make paper for books/newspapers/hmguides etc.

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booHguy
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How phone addiction is stealing THEIR souls, not mine...

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