Photographer's Note

Almost at the same time that Curtis was uploading his Invasion of Privacy, I was out in the city center taking pictures of that colourful Summer carnival, putting my new camera and lenses at work.
I got bolder and bolder in photographing portraits, so I thought I'd set myself a sort of theme, and I started taking pictures of people with their cell phones. I already decided then, that I'd rather make one frame with a couple of shots, than creating a theme.

I can understand that cell phones can sometimes be very easy. (When I was renovating my house in Rotterdam, I needed one, too, but have seldom used it since then. I don't want to be reached every where I am))
I spend quite a lot of time in trains and other public transport, the most often heard sentence is: 'in the train', and usually the conversation is so loud, that it disturbes every other person.
I think this is my revenge for all the disturbances because of those cell phones.

I have added grain, (it seems a hype as well as the cell phones, BTW), because I think it gives them a more detatched appearance, I also desaturated a bit. Both PP actions are new to me, but I have observed it with some other people, and I really think this would work well here.
Burnt the background sometimes, and added a frame.

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