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Soul-Sucking Photos Show How Digital Technology Addiction Is Stealing Our Souls

French photographer Antoine Geiger creates photos of people having their faces sucked into their cellphones. The project, titled SUR-FAKE, touches on issues of technology dependance and addiction: “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.”

The images show children, businessmen, and tourists with their faces completely lost, the forms stretched like taffy into the portals we use for selfies, email communication, and mindless gaming.

The blur imposed by Photoshop completely masks any emotion once seen on the subject’s face, rendering each a personality-less drone. 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.”

 

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