I am intrigued by how smartphones have transformed our lives in the last few years. They are with us all the time: on the subway, walking down the street, even when we are spending time with our friends and loved ones. In fact, smartphones are enormously useful because they offer us easy access to every kind of information, they entertain us when we are bored, and keep us company when we are lonely (and even when we are not). But sometimes this compulsion causes us to prioritise our phones above our environment, and this is the theme underpinning this series.
Phonegazing is a neologism created for the purpose of this series and it describes compulsive need for a permanent interaction with our phones. The series assembles photographs of my friends in their natural environment while they interact with their smartphones.