The Devastating Power of Digital Technology Displayed Through Photography by Antoine Gregor

Nowadays, technology is an integral part of our life. However, it's now than ever more noticeable that it swallows our sociability and threatens our interpersonal relations.

French artist Antoine Geiger noticed how eye contact in public places between people tends to extinct due to our growing dependence of our smart phones. This remark was the inspiration for his series titled SUR-FAKE, a group of digitally altered photographs depicting random people being sucked into the screens of their phones. People don't look anymore each other in the eyes or talk as they are so immersed surfing on Facebook or playing stupid games on the net.

The images show children, businessmen, and tourists with their faces completely altered as if they have been swallowed by their phones. The blur imposed by Photoshop completely hides any emotion once seen on the subject’s face. With this altering of the body the artist explains that the project is “placing the screen as an object of ‘mass subculture,’ alienating the relation to our own body, and more generally to the physical world.”

All images courtesy Antoine Geiger.
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