The blog of Tokyo based photographer and photojournalist, Damon Coulter

Texting

Apparently The Philippines are the global leaders in mobile phone texting with over 400 million text messages sent each day.

Photographer Dennis Rito has used this global phenomena to create a set of wonderful portraits of people texting on their cellphones. Called Unlimitxt it is well worth looking at. Though still a work in progress the level of concentration depicted and the broad collection of all types of people involved in this now common task is amazing.

In Japan (as above) texting is not popular; most people use their phones to email each other (which sort of amounts to the same thing). But the mobile phone itself is ubiquitous, always open, always being read, scanned and used for an ever increasing number of purposes. Amazing really when you consider a mere 10 or 15 years ago almost no-one had one. Now we cannot live without them.

Damon

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2 responses

  1. Hi Damon, thank you for the kind words. Am doing my blog search which is why I found about this post. By the way, I also have moved my galleries into WordPress site – http://dennisrito.com/unlimitxt-2/. Kind regards from Manila.

    February 11, 2012 at 1:40 am

  2. Thanks for stopping by Dennis. Yeah ,love wordpress so easy. Keep up the good work in Manilla. Damon

    February 12, 2012 at 7:32 pm

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