So Connected, Yet So Lonely: a Visual Study of People on Their Phones

All images by Enrico De Conti. Used with permission.

It’s not uncommon for someone to see loads of people on their phones trying to get work done, perusing Facebook/Instagram, etc.–and that’s what photographer Enrico De Conti is trying to put forward in his project So Connected Yet So Lonely. Enrico is a Berlin based portrait and street photographer; and in his project he is trying to convey how people are completely absorbed by technology.


Enrico got into photography at a early age. “I think I was about 8 years old. I didn’t take it much seriously, in fact I went to study at the academy of fine arts in Milan, then I moved to LA to be a filmmaker.” says Enrico in an email to the Phoblographer. “In 2011, bored of my job in film production, I started assisting a celebrity photographer, Mike Ruiz. From there there was no turning back, I have been photographing portraits for business and street for passion.”

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