"Can I put you on hold..."
I was in queue at a local bank when I heard an iPhone ring behind me. In a well-practiced manner, the owner of the iPhone glanced at the screen, and put the party on a second iPhone on 'hold.' As I pulled out my own iPhone and captured the moment, I complimented the man on how well he managed two mobile phones at the same time. He was accommodating and friendly, as he explained, "One of them is for my business, the other for personal.
This is a testimony to the modern age, when we are constantly on the move, when we make an office of our social setting, and a social setting of our office. The photo is a good candidate for the group theme, Mobile Phones. Any others who would like to contribute to the theme, please feel free to do so.
Meanwhile, I dedicate this photo to the anonymous young man, a double-fisted iPhone user.
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Turkoglu (0) 2012-04-06 15:40
Merhaba Bulent Bey
zaten yaz©¥n©¥z her şeyi anlat©¥r.güzel bir fotoğraf.selamlar
ciakgiak (30421) 2012-04-06 16:45
Hai scritto bene nelle note, è una foto emblematica dei nostri tempi, non uno, a ben due I-Phone, hai colto un momento molto interessante... E con un altro I-Phone :))
Spero presto di poter dare il mio contributo al tema "Mobile Phone".
Un caro saluto, buona Pasqua.
Graal (99196) 2012-04-06 23:30
amazing scene and portrait. Good shot. IPhone are popular in all the world. Fine note and photowork.
Have a nice day.
wolf38 (31282) 2012-04-07 0:01
Hello Bulent. Beautiful modern times. A magician with two mobile phones. But maybe it's just the ordinary man. However, communication is everything. I like the photo because it is realistic - and looks authentic. Rgds, Wolfgang.
annjackman (20393) 2012-04-07 0:51
This makes me smile. Life is now all about instant communication and a trap that I have fallen into myself a bit. You captured this moment very well and the b/w was a good choice. Very well noticed and taken.
Kind Regards, Ann
notrap (5949) 2012-04-07 1:24
a very good contribution to this site, it teaches us a lot of our world. I myself have to confess: I am too old to handle two phones at once, it is difficult enough to own two of them with different numbers. When I´m chatting at my phone at home and another call arrives on the mobile phone, I become nervous and the confusion starts.
Have a nice easter weekend,
CLODO (31212) 2012-04-07 1:54
it is the illness of this century. If the man could have 6 hands and ears, as Shiva, he would buy 6 mobile phones!
Funny picture indeed
bukitgolfb301 (37082) 2012-04-07 5:24
Hello my dear Bulent
A Happy Easter!
Sorry again for my late recation.
Another good documentary image shot!
Yes it is good or bad, I am not sure but already common secen. Thanks for your sharing with your good work and have a good weekend, best regards,
Takero in Tokyo, now full of Sakura
jhm (142099) 2012-04-07 9:07
I've received your email, I shall bring a visit when I can.
This is the modern world, but not the most easiest world for life,I use also GSM but alone for my wife and family presence.
You took these man and he see you not through are bustle
Excellent sharpness and clarity.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Easter weekend,
ChrisJ (101945) 2012-04-07 10:09
Merhaba Bulent Bey
Lol! A superb b&w image with an apt title, & the mans striped shirt enhances the already strong graphism. Good sharpness & high key tones. The office workers in the top left corner add context. Dont know if I would like to try juggling 2 calls at once. One is enough for me! Tfs!
holmertz (43297) 2012-04-07 10:41
This captures daily life of today as we have got used to seeing it. It is an amusing photo, with a surprisingly good technical quality considering the camera. Still it makes me a bit uneasy. I find it hard to equal mobile phones with freedom, as some people claim. I see a lot of people being fettered by their phones, never able to relax. At my fitness centre some members spend more time talking and sending or receiving text messages than actually exercising.
I will gladly contribute one photo to your theme.
papagolf21 (88297) 2012-04-07 15:08
Bonsoir, cher Bulent,
J’ai toujours rêvé d’un ordinateur qui soit aussi facile à utiliser qu’un téléphone. Mon rêve s’est réalisé : je ne sais plus comment utiliser mon téléphone.
Une photo percutante représentant la technologie à outrance.
Très bonne observation.
Royaldevon (31957) 2012-04-08 1:53
Good Morning Bulent,
This is truly a window on the modern world.
Some people see mobiles as a blessing and for emergencies, yes they are, but they blur reality and virtual reality. Now, no-one can even have a meal without phone interuptions, texts, checking emails, ...!
Sorry, I'm nattering!
A fine opportunistic shot.
Have a good day,
Sonata11 (33426) 2012-04-08 22:21
wonderful composition of this man and its cell phones. I think that people getting crazy with this phones. Looks like we can't life without this. Impressively beautiful management of light, colors, sharpness, clarity, great POV and DOF as well. I love it. Perfectly well done.
All the best,
abmdsudi (44974) 2012-04-09 5:33
The iphone Generation! For me this it sums up many folk today who are constantly glued to their iphones etc. oblivious to their surroundings. I could have been a naked girl stood in front of him and he wouldn't have noticed!! Once you have bitten the apple there is no going back - or so I'm told. Delightful image, simply delightful, Thsk for sharing. Great shot.
macjake (59066) 2012-04-09 5:45
yes, i agree totally...Iphones, cell phones, pagers, blackberry's, what else is out there?
long gone are the days of having just the one phone in the house.
and yet, as a society most of us feel we can't do without our several phones! whats going on? when did this change occur?
I posted a similar photo in my New York City series.
this is a very humorous shot, also, a sad but true one!
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-04-10 9:54
سلام دوست من
تبریک سیاه و سفید جالب
Schnappilic (9690) 2012-04-12 9:07
This picture is good for mobile advertising. Mare and more dependent on such gadgets.
All the best,
TopGeo (38206) 2012-04-14 0:16
Hello Bulent! Yes! characteristic images of our times, with many elements photo journalism! Good presentation and also perform the unexpected!
patdeph (35748) 2012-04-15 4:45
it must be funny to see 2 men with their modern equipment, one phoning on 2 Iphones, and the other photographying the first one, and this, in a bank.That make me think that the people of today are always stressed, always in a urge, always have to manage many things at the same time, and in the same time, they have never had so bad communication with other people.
Anyway, you had the opportunity to do here a funny picture showing a modern style life.
mirosu (15102) 2012-04-20 2:48
Well seen and captured Bulent. Typical worldwide bad habit of this century. But in many countries it is not allowed to use mobile phone inside bank. In Malaysia some people used mobile phone camera for taking photo of people withdrawing money. These photos have been immediately transmitted to accomplices outside bank building. These accomplices then followed the person(s) with money and robbed them at the next best opportunity. Sad but true. Now customers are not allowed using MP inside bank offices in Malaysia (and also Singapore).
Glint (6171) 2012-04-21 12:16
I have been fascinated by the whole social phenomenon of mobile phones.Is there no peace and solitude left anymore?My son also has a business and a personal mobile phone. He sensibility turns is business one off at the weekend. This photo of mine taken in 2007 shows this.
This is an excellent opportunist shot. Your iphone did you proud too. I like the b 7 W high key graphism of this.
jusninasirun (17162) 2012-04-21 23:01
I like this street candid of the mobile days era. This one is really amazing as he is fully occupied with sight and sound.
Thanks and have a nice day.
ebingul (1928) 2012-04-22 12:40
Merhaba Bülent bey,
Sizin genel tarzınızdan farklı sempatik bir günlük yaşam karesi.Modern insanın mobil cihazlarla ne kadar içli dışlı olduğunu belki de onlara ne hkadar esir olduğunu gösteren güzel bir kare.SB seçim de yakışmış.
bebbetto (12) 2012-06-03 9:23
I congratulate you for the promptness in taking the photo.
I endorse what you say about the use of modern technologies, but I must sadly acknowledge that this has not contributed at all to make better human beings, but only to move capital into the hands of ever fewer people ...
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-08-24 6:40
This is way too common of a scene. I really think that the world needs to slow down and breathe. I like that this is black and white. Nicely captured.