Why we never look up any more: Photos capture the way mobile phones have changed the way we interact with the world around us
Long, long ago, a telephone was a way of contacting somebody if they happened to be at home. Now, the phone has become a 24/7 necessity.
These images capture how mobile phones have changed the way we interact with the world around us.
Society has become fixated by a hand-held device that has transformed the way we communicate, enabling us to send instant messages, photographs, audio recordings and videos to friends and family across the globe.
With access to the internet, applications, games and even banking on a mobile, people rarely spend a moment looking up at their surroundings.
Instead, with their head’s bowed down, they become mesmerised by technology, to the point where playing on their mobile phone supersedes interacting with others.
The photographs were taken by a mobile researcher from Finland who has captured people from all walks of life on their mobile phones.
Fixated: Mobile technology has changed the way we interact with the world around us
People stop in the middle of the street to check their mobile phone and communicate with friends and family
Changing times: Over 25 years ago a telephone was a way to contact someone if they happened to be at home
Mobile phones can now be used to play music, watch videos, send emails and keep in contact with people all over the world
With so much entertainment provided on the mobile phone, people are happy to stare at the screen rather than socialise