JSP Visual Week In Review ~ 04.02.22
Are you addicted to your phone…or is it just an integral part of your life at this point, no addiction required?
I pondered this over this past week because late last Monday afternoon, I was in the gym doing my workout.
I had on my stellar set of Bluetooth headphones (from Five Below) and was listing to a podcast while I worked out.
I had on a pair of long workout pants, not shorts, and they have a bit of shallow pocket. I had my phone – which is in a case and has a screen glass saver cover on it – in that pocket. As I laid back to do a set of dumbbell chest presses, the phone dropped out of my pocket onto the carpet, a fall of about perhaps 2 feet…maybe less.
I didn’t think much of it – again, it’s in a phone wallet, with a screen protector – and my podcast kept playing. It was even a few minutes before I checked the phone.
And when I did, I noticed that that there was a crack in the glass in the lower right corner. I tried to swipe the screen to open it, and it was black. But my podcast kept playing so I knew the machine still worked – I just couldn’t access it anymore. It kept buzzing when text messages came in, too. So, still working.
But, for the next two and a half days, I couldn’t use my phone for anything, the least of which is making a call at this point.
I couldn’t use the camera.
I couldn’t check social media.
I couldn’t answer text messages (and, because I coach three teams, there are three separate coaches text chains that I’m on).
I couldn’t get or answer text messages from my ex that may be about my kids.
I couldn’t access my podcasts that I LOVE to listen to while on my daily walks.
I couldn’t access my work or my personal emails.
My whole life based on this little machine in my pocket.
Am I addicted to it?
Yeah, I guess.
But am I addicted, then, to my truck, because I depend on it?
Or are our phones – again, the last thing I use it for is to actually make a phone call – just a thing many of us depend on for and in various aspects of our life?
Are these good things or bad things?
Interestingly, when I couldn’t use my phone to take photos on my rambles, as I call them on my socials, I took my Fuji XT3 with me. And it was kinda fun to use this camera to record little scenes I see.
I like this camera. I keep thinking about putting it up for sale, but I think I’ll keep it. Especially with the 15-45 lens on it – it’s small, light, quick, and I can create with it.
Anyway, just some things I’ve thought about while on my said rambles.
Be interested in what you think. Hit the comments!
This Weeks Links:
What I Read This Week: Started Cleopatra’s Dagger.
What I Watched This Week: Atlanta, on HULU
Rangefinder: How to create compelling silhouettes in your photos
NPR: All Available Light showcases Ted Polumbaum’s photography
Runner’s World: The Science Behind Why We Procrastinate
CNBC: Scammers are now texting you…from your own number
Techy Twist: Hollywood locations, then and now.
Watch: Sean Tuck on Making Portraits To Honor People
Watch/Listen: Behind The Shot TV on Gesture In Photography
Favorite Photo Of The Week: Via Saed Hindash
RIP: Photojournalist Mats Levin dies in Kyiv
RIP: Estelle Harris
“Light. Timing. Composition.” ~ Dan Milnor
Really…what else is there?
Go lightly into this good week.
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