Caught In the Act of Texting

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Photographer Joseph Holmes, in his series "Texters," turns something we see everyday—people just tapping away at the phones—into works of art. Shot over a two-month period, they're like little slices of life.

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What's funny is, given all the things smartphones can do, they may not even be texting. I wonder what these people are really doing. For instance, this man could very well be texting, lost while his bubbles escape him.

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While this guy's definitely adjusting the instagram filter on a beach shot.

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She's checking into her place of work.

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And these guys... I don't even know. Reddit probably. Check out more of Mr. Holmes' work on Flickr. [Engadget, NYT]

Photo Credit: Joseph Holmes

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DISCUSSION

Philip-J-Fry
Philip.J.Fry

"Art" is a broad definition that can be overused and even misused depending on one's perspective. Much like the word "hero" is overused/misused these days.

Personally, I think there are some photos here that are technically good, but to me this is not art. It's simply a themed photo series that almost anyone could have done.

Maybe I'll go around the city taking similar photos of people on cigarette breaks or eating fast food and call it "Slow Suicide" but I still wouldn't call it art.