Babycakes Romero: Death of Conversation

Recently on a night out to dinner with my girlfriends, a nearby elderly couple were having dinner and enjoying each other's company - not constantly looking at their phones. It was such a refreshing sight to see in amongst all the other tables where at least one person had their phone out. Isn't it sad that smartphones have taken over our (social) lives? London-based photographer Babycakes Romero definitely thinks so.

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We have all been guilty of doing this.

Technology, smartphones and the need to look at our social media* feeds has definitely killed our social interactions with each other.

If you have a smartphone and CANNOT identify with any one person featured in these photographs at least once in the last 5 years, I would call you a LIAR.

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I’m guilty of it. And I’m sure you are too.

But it’s definitely something that we need to reduce. What is wrong with face-to-face interaction?

Too many people have allowed social media to take over their lives. A friend recently told me a story of how he “unfollowed” another friend on Instagram, and five minutes later, that friend messaged him on Facebook to ask ‘Why’?


It turns out there is an app out there that will tell you if someone unfollows you on all the social media platforms that you’re connected to.

I am going to say this again: What The F*$%?!

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I honestly feel sorry for those who are constantly on their phones, checking every social media app and clicking refresh over and over again. Do you really need to know EVERYTHING that is going on with EVERYONE you know (or don’t know)?

The answer is No. If your answer was something else, you seriously need to consider what’s important in your life.

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Okay, rant over. Check out the work of photographer Babycakes Romero who captures these thoughts of mine perfectly.


*It might not just be social media. You could be playing games. Either way, get off your damn smartphones! Read a book instead.