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NoShow: Official release of new work by Eric Pickersgill

NoShow: Official release of new work by Eric Pickersgill

NoShow

"  Back to Back Clouds  ", Wilmington, NC 2016

"Back to Back Clouds", Wilmington, NC 2016

This spring I became immersed in the fake Facebook event phenomenon where people were creating and promoting bogus concerts online. I set out to photograph as many as I could, even if that meant photographing a rural South Carolina video rental store at 2:30am. Like my Removed series, this body of work relies heavily on direct interaction with other humans while I explore the messy intersection of the physical and virtual world. In simplest terms, the project is an example of the divisiveness and manipulation that occurs through our beloved social media platforms.

The entire series and statement can be found at www.noshow.social


**Today (November 1, 2016) around 3:30pm EST I will be speaking about NoShow on the BBC during the radio show Click. You can launch the BBC Live Player here.

Thanks for looking!

"I Love Limp", Morganton, NC 2016

"I Love Limp", Morganton, NC 2016

"I Love Limp", Morganton, NC 2016

"I Love Limp", Morganton, NC 2016

"MGMT", Morganton, NC 2016

"MGMT", Morganton, NC 2016

 

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**URGENT** Tickets for TEDxCharlotte on sale now! This will sell out!

**URGENT** Tickets for TEDxCharlotte on sale now! This will sell out!

I will be presenting my Removed series as well as new work at TEDxCharlotte on October 28, 2016 and the remaining tickets went on sale last night at midnight. They will be gone by this evening so if you plan to attend the event then this is your only chance! The line up of speakers is truly amazing and attending a TEDx event is such an inspiring and life changing experience.

Eric Pickersgill Speaking at TEDxBend, 2016

Eric Pickersgill Speaking at TEDxBend, 2016

Announcing Collaboration of Silent Pocket and REMOVED.SOCIAL!

Announcing Collaboration of Silent Pocket and REMOVED.SOCIAL!

++FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE++

Removed is a series about device use that came from a very personal place. Making the photographs was a way for me to confront and analyze the changes I was seeing in the lives around me. The work going viral made evident that noticing this shift was universal. 

As the creator of this series, I still find it difficult to partition my device use from my personal and family time. I knew there had to be a product out there that would help my family, friends, and supporters of my work regain control over where and when we use our smartphones.

A few months ago I began a dialogue with Aaron Zar, the founder of Silent Pocket. His line of patented soft goods serves the dual purpose of keeping your digital information safe as well as helping users to disconnect from their devices. Sliding your device into a Silent Pocket Faraday Sleeve blocks all incoming messages, emails, wifi, etc. which allows you to “Mind The Grid” as their slogan simply states. This feels different than powering the device down and allows you to quickly and fully engage with the individuals or tasks that are right in front of you.

I am excited to announce my partnership with Silent Pocket as we release the limited edition run of the REMOVED.SOCIAL Cell Phone Faraday Sleeve. I've been using mine at home while with my family and even while working on location so that I can be fully engaged in making my photographs. I am thrilled to see the launch of this product as I know it will positively impact the lives and relationships of so many people around the world! 

Click here for technical and purchase info about the REMOVED.SOCIAL Faraday Sleeve by Silent Pocket