Although smartphones can connect us with people on the other side of the world, making us more connected than ever, they can also leave us disconnected from those sat right next to us. We've already covered a series of powerful images that show how smartphones are ruining lives. To demonstrate further the negative effects that smartphones can have on human relationships and social interaction, designer Shiyang he decided to create this clever series of photo manipulations.
Their simplicity conveys a powerful message about the way that smartphones effect those nearest to us. The images have the caption “The More You Connect, The Less You Connect.”