Screen Time: Photographs by Dafydd Jones that reveal our complete addiction to smartphones
Almost everyone has a smartphone these days, and most of us are addicted to looking at our screens. It's something photographer Dafydd Jones has focused on with his ongoing series, Screen Time.
Through his images, which could be seen as depressing to many of us, Jones shows us just how hooked we are and that in almost every social situation, the smartphone has killed our conversation and the way we look at the world.
Now available in a new photobook, Screen Time includes photographs of Roberto Cavalli, Stephen Fry, Damien Hirst, Bianca Jagger, Princess Michael of Kent, Dizzee Rascall, Tinee Tempah, Ruby Wax, Ronnie Wood, and many more. It seems no one has escaped the clutches of the screen.
Born in 1956, Dafydd Jones is one of the world's leading social photographers. His work is held in collections of the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Martin Parr Foundation in Bristol, the Opsis Foundation in New York, and in the Yale Museum of British Art.
Of his work, Martin Parr said: "Dafydd Jones has focused on one of the most dominant elements of the social life of our times – how the smartphone has taken us all over. It is a timely and rather sobering look at this phenomenon, done with his usual eloquence as a photographer."