Mobile Dependence

These series of images of people with their mobile phones were taken mainly at bus stops. Where as a decade ago people may be reading newspapers or books or simply chatting to fellow standing next, now the waiting time is predominantly spent on the mobile device. It has turned from a technological tool to a social tool. Though people use the mobile phone in many positive ways it has created rifts in peer relationships. It has become a companion and a friend without which it may be difficult to pass our time. One would rather text someone on the other side of the world than talk to someone sitting on the same bench. While we are busy establishing new remote relationships we lose the more immediate one. These images were taken without the knowledge of the subjects. The aim was to show how the world is getting smaller yet we remain disconnected from someone right next to us.