Phones are removed from photos to show how addiction to technology have made people miserable

Phones are an addiction many people have but maybe do not admit. 

The usage of smartphones and technological gadgets are often defended as necessary in life which helps to connect people thus, making lives easier. 

However, if you are onscreen, you might miss what is surrounding you: reality. 

View the gallery above for the photos which can make you feel goose bumps as the impact of technology are made aware.

Photographer Eric Pickersgill got the idea of 'Removed' while sitting in a cafe.

This was his observation of that fateful day:

"Family sitting next to me at Illium café in Troy, NY is so disconnected from one another.

"Not much talking. Father and two daughters have their own phones out. Mum doesn’t have one or chooses to leave it put away.

"She stares out the window, sad and alone in the company of her closest family.

"Dad looks up every so often to announce some obscure piece of info he found online.

"Twice he goes on about a large fish that was caught. No one replies.

"I am saddened by the use of technology for interaction in exchange for not interacting.

"This has never happened before and I doubt we have scratched the surface of the social impact of this new experience.

"Mom has her phone out now."