Illuminating Portraits of People and Their Smartphones

It’s hard to remember a time when you didn’t see people hunched over their smartphones, faces softly illuminated by the glow emanating from their respective screens. Brooklyn-based design director and photographer Seymour Templar subtly captures the effects of our need to be constantly plugged-in on nightlife culture in his new series, Social Lights. Do we yearn for the days of using grimy pay phones and making definitive plans with friends, instead of sending last-minute texts or spotting their checkins on foursquare? Not exactly. But while looking at Templar’s photos you can’t help but wonder what kind of real world interactions his seemingly isolated subjects are missing out on in the actual moment. Click through our slide show, and let us know if you agree.

Photo credit: Seymour Templar