About the Book
Today we have the Internet in the palm of our hands. It may seem like an innocuous fact, but the impact that it has on people's lives is growing, to the point where it seems as though we are beginning to prefer virtual interaction with one another.
Ever been to dinner with friends and you're the only one who doesn't have your head buried in your smartphone, and thought, "Yep, I enjoy coming out to dinner with friends to have conversations with myself?". Ever been on the bus or train to work, and sat next to someone who has actually taken the time to put down their phone and ask you how your day is going?
Times have changed, and the illusion of friendship with others is growing because of our growing love for technological escapism.
Commute Culture, through photography, takes an honest look at what's happening to our society thanks to the side-effects of portable technology.
Features & Details
- Primary Category: Arts & Photography Books
Project Option: Standard Portrait, 7.75×9.75 in, 20×25 cm
# of Pages: 82
- Hardcover, Dust Jacket: 9781367318335
- Softcover: 9781367318328
- Publish Date: Aug 31, 2014
- Language English
- Keywords social networking, electronic devices, culture, photography, smartphones
Jacob discovered his love for photography since moving to Seattle from Australia in 2006. The raw beauty of the Pacific Northwest triggered a need for him to share his perspective on this part of the world. The photographs you see here on this website are a reflection of Jacob's love for the beauty in our world and what it means to him. In the last 18 months, Jacob's work has seen a bit of a turn from his past of photographing landscapes and architecture to a new body of work capturing human experience. Listed on his photography projects page are works in progress as well as some completed projects that reflect on aspects of our culture and our world. This book is a culmination of the turn in Jacob's work to a new path of impactful photography.