Monday, February 22, 2016

People and Their Phones, Vol. 1

They're everywhere: 
People and Their Phones.

The Corner Texter

How did we ever live without them? 

A Sunny Conversation

Pay phones...
that was how we lived without them. 

The Bar Stoop Message

In the '80s my husband had a job 
where he had to help companies with their computer crises. 

The Lone Surfer

He had a beeper. 
When the beeper beeped, 
we had to find a payphone 
so he could call in and check on the crisis of the day. 

The Commuter

I hated that beeper. 
I hated those payphones. 

Yup, We're Officially In the Matrix

The beeper was eventually replaced with a Blackberry. 
Soon I hated that Blackberry too. 

Selfies With A Cop

Sometime I might tell you about the anniversary dinner I ate alone 
all because the Blackberry rang. 

The Multi-Tasker

All I can say is I am glad he isn't solving the world's computer crises anymore. 


MadSnapper said...

every single photo tells a story all by itself. i love them ALL but my favorite is the man on the ladder. not because it is the best photo but tells the story the best of all. and all of these are MEN. that is what is amazing.... great post

Tamar SB said...

What great finds of our digital addiction. The guy on the ladder balancing - wow!

Anonymous said...

You ate your anniversary dinner alone - so sorry:( Yes, my daughter had a blackberry, she got enough of it too! Rebecca, am starting a new meme/challenge called Seasons (finally!). It's underneath my week's post. Just grab an image from your archives between now and Wed 11 am :)

Mitzi said...

Oh, I love the story in each of these photos! How ever did we live without a cell phone? I do however remember the days before cell phones, computers, beepers & yes, even the blackberry (which I had way back when). These days, my phone is my companion, mainly for the easy to carry camera! But ever so often, I do leave home without it. Those were the days.

doodles n daydreams said...

Yes, there's no getting away from them. Your photos are wonderful. keep telling my kids they don't have to answer them just because they beeped, that they should be in control not the phone but I'm not sure they really understand me.


Sarah Huizenga said...

I loved your captures of these people on their cell phones, kind of like a cell phone scavenger hunt. When Glen started in sales in the mid-90's he had a pager and the pay phone when we too progressed to the Blackberry. I disliked the pager, but I REALLY HATED the Blackberry. We had more fights over that phone on vacations. I was thrilled when we would go to the Upper Peninsula for vacation, because his phone didn't work and I would not let him borrow mine.

Anonymous said...

It's such a love hate relationship this world we live in....ugh! But, the pictures you paint here are really fabulous. You should consider entering them in an exhibit.

Lisa at Life Thru the Lens (

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, those lonesome dinners.....I can relate. Great photos of the bane of society!

A Bit of the Blarney said...

What a marvelous post! I especially like the "Multi-Tasker"! Have a grand day and thank you for stopping by A Bit of the Blarney!

Chere Mama said...

This is a great post!!! The lone surfer and the bar stoop message are especially striking to me. It's a weird phenomenon, these phones. You love them, you hate them, you worry all the time how to control them in the hands of your kids. A conundrum.

DawnTreader said...

Great photos. And so typical... Even the Romani beggars from Eastern Europe sitting in our street corners in town these days have their own phone...

Heather said...

I really enjoy street photography. These are great!!

Ida said...

It amazes me the amount of people who are on their phones all the time. I think your photos tell a wonderful story and you captured these people quite well.

Andy said...

Nice story telling. I like your photos. Nice and sharp and colourful.