Capturing New York’s mobile scene.
Who better to capture a day in the mobile life of NewYork than one of the city’s most individual observers? Best known for his 2009 cover of The New Yorker, the first for a major magazine created with the iPhone, Lisbon-born Jorge Colombo has lived in New York since 1998 and in that time has borne witness to technology’s inexorable influence on all our lives. “Personal devices are now like Swiss Army knives: one simpletool in your pocket that does the jobs a bunch of different ones usedto do,” he says. “Networking sites became the town square, the coffeehouse, the front porch.
In this series, he draws, using a smartphone, people using smartphones (and other electronic devices). See more portraits here.