Removed_grantEric Pickersgill"Grant" - Two brothers, left, and a neighbor, right, demonstrate how many kids "play together" nowadays

Are you reading this on your phone? Are you in public or a social situation? What about at home or spending time with your loved one(s)? Chances are pretty high you fall into some combination of the above.

Eric Pickersgill is a professional photographer who took particular notice of this trend.

“I was sitting at a coffee shop in Troy, NY a few weeks after getting married,” Pickersgill said. “I was really homesick, missing my wife, and I saw this family at the café I was in, and they were all on their personal devices.

“I just wanted to be with the people I’m closest with while these people were on their devices while with their immediate family.”

But when he settled into married life with his wife, he realized he was that same family.

“That’s how we spent a lot of our most intimate moments together.”

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