The “Disconnecting Connection” Series Shows What Phones Are Doing to Us

As artist Al Lapkovsky says, “kids spend an average of 7.5 hours in front of screens each day.” Does that sound like a lot to you? It quickly adds up during the day and it’s truly a devastating statistic.

That’s why he created this photo series that shows what phones are doing to our lives. In it, we see people on their phones looking like bluish ghosts, completely absent from the moment. We also see their friends and family members who feel abandoned. When shown like this, it totally makes sense.

“We are disappearing, cease to exist, perish. We can’t imagine our lives without the blue screens. We are bombarded with news, updates and statuses. We’ve got thousands of friends and yet we are alone. We are semi-transparent, lost in the blue light of useless information and a fake feeling of belonging,” Lapkovsky writes.

See the photos below.