POSTER FOR EXHIBITION
IMPACT OF SMARTPHONES
Smartphones and photography are synonymous, especially when we are talking about social media apps like Instagram.
They have become an integral part of our everyday lives - with unexpected social consequences. How does this device
influence our daily life?
I chose to focus on the rise of mental illnesses as a result of over-engaging in Instagram. The style of photography is
editorial, with each photograph portraying a mental illness: depression, eating disorder, and anti-social behavior.
The objective of my project is to get you to take a moment and reflect the amount of time you are spending on Instagram
instead of being present and enjoying quality time with people around you.
This project was personally a huge challenge as I didn't have any prior experience in setting up a photoshoot
and hardly any with using a professional digital camera. The decision to not bring together a team gave me the
opportunity to learn every aspect of a photoshoot, which allowed me to learn my strengths and weaknesses.
This was an extremely fulfilling and valuable learning experience.
I am very thankful for the models, Marysia Maciejko, Fardis Zare, Maha Nauman, Hakyung Jeong, and Nina
Zdral for having patience with me and being very cooperative throughout the entire process.
There will be more photographs from the photoshoots under another project on my Behance profile.