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Disconnected

Disconnected
The rapid increase of development in technology in the twenty first century has provided a large percentage of the world with access to technology that was unheard of only a few years ago. Mobile devices, from laptops to cellular phones, may have a plethora of benefits for the users, but they also have the major negative effect of removing people from their immediate environment.

Actively using a mobile device encapsulates the user, creating a personal, secluded reality based solely on what is happening on the screen in front of them, transfixed to an alternate reality. This form of escapism allows the user to exist within this other domain, separated and detached from the physical, real world around them.

Disconnected is a visual reference to this changing world regarding the influx of advancements in the development of mobile technologies and their dissemination. The aim of this series is to explore the way technology may absorb individuals into a virtual world, disconnecting them from the actual social environment that surrounds them. By doing so, it entices the viewers to identify with the figures depicted in each of the images, and self-reflect upon their own forms of engagement with current technology.