Weekly Photo Challenge: Symbol

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Symbol.”

Recently I’ve been thinking about all the things that are quite hard to understand and that make me a bit sad. Apparently it catches my attention very often while taking photographs. So, what is it? I could’t have named it better than Andy who commented on one of my shots picturing two people completely “lost in their mobile worlds”. While they were standing next to each other with their noses glued to their cell phones it seemed as if they were much more connected to the devices than to each other. What is the conclusion? My generation seems to be glued to their damn cell phones. Maybe I’m not the right representative of my generation since I got my very first smart phone three days ago, but what I can see all around makes me sad. Have you ever noticed that people have their cell phones on the table while having a dinner with their friends? People don’t hang out together anymore, they hang out with their cell phones. It’s not my intention to immerse in the “social media addiction” kind of discussion, but sadly I have come to conclusion, that a face glued to a device of any kind is a symbol of my generation.


Are we afraid of the real life?

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About terissmile

Teresa is the name. I was born in the Czech Republic, but since I always leave a piece of my heart in every place I had chance to live for a while, I feel more like a child of the world. It all started with moments which had a huge impact on my emotional level and on myself as well. Moments seemingly ordinary and insignificant from the common point of view, more specifically emotions written in human faces. I started chasing those candid ephemeral moments that are there only for a second and then they are gone and lost forever - be it loneliness, fear, anxiety, astonishment, joy, love, disappointment, loss... But it´s all real. Real emotions of real people. I do not follow any rules in particular, the only thing I insist on is honesty and genuineness that help me to add life to possibly every shot I take. Since minimalism is my way, I try to keep them as minimalist as possible. That is how I create my world. Take a look if you like. https://thestoryofmylifebyterismile.wordpress.com/
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10 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Symbol

  1. This is hands down the most perfect symbolic interpretation I have seen so far ! Marvelous job 🙂

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  2. La chica que vino a la vida says:

    Good observation…

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  5. andy townend says:

    Thank you for the reference Teresa, and yes, how sad that we live life through our phones, although join the plus side, they also allow us to be so well connected. I guess it is all a question of balance and knowing when to switch the damned things off?


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