Soul Sucking Photos Depict Increasing Dependence on Technology

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Twenty year old French photographer Antoine Geiger has created a photo series entitled SUR-FAKE which shows us having our “souls sucked” by our own pieces of technology; our phones, tablets or laptops. Having our faces sucked into our phones is something similar to what the Demetors did in Harry Potter, sucking all happiness from a person. And this is not all that far from the truth, since overusing our personal gadgets is proven to make us more isolated, all the while giving us the illusion of being social.

A recent study has shown that having a Facebook account actually lowers overall happiness by 34 percent. Antoine Geiger who has lived in England, France and the Netherlands has already had four exhibitions, which have mentioned or published in print ten times.

Ironically, you’re likely reading this article on your cell phone. Regardless, the collection is thought-provoking and hints at some deeper truths.

“It is placing the screen as an object of ‘mass subculture’, alienating the relation to our own body, and more generally to the physical world.” Geiger said.

This increasing dependence on technology should be taken with a grain of salt. It is true that the world we live in is not what it was several decades ago, let alone one hundred years in the past. If people back than had the technology we have today, they would most certainly do the same thing. Technology and endless information at a mere push of a button is a good thing, don’t take us wrong, but overusing it, brings more harm than good.

To end, we leave you with this quote from Oscar Wilde: “Everything in moderation, including moderation itself.”

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Credit: Andrew Geiger

Credit: Antoine Geiger

Credit: Antoine Geiger

Credit: Antoine Geiger

Credit: Antoine Geiger

Credit: Antoine Geiger