These Photos Depict Our Smartphone Addiction Without Showing a Single Device

In his new photo series, “Removed,” photographer Eric Pickersgill captures our addiction to smartphones and tablets without showing a single device. By photoshopping out all the phones, Pickersgill’s stark black-and-white images depict lovers, families and friends ignoring one another to stare blankly at their palms. The edited images accentuate the loneliness and detachment that come with technology and social media’s veil of false connectedness. See the full set of “Removed” photos on Pickersgill’s website.