"While on my travels as a street photographer, I noticed how much people are using their smartphones. It made me think about how much we strive for connection on a global scale in an increasingly digital world while neglecting connections with those around us"

This project is still ongoing and shot entirely on black and white film.

Connected Disconnection - Owen Vachell
Connected Disconnection - Owen Vachell
Connected Disconnection - Owen Vachell
Connected Disconnection - Owen Vachell
Connected Disconnection - Owen Vachell
Connected Disconnection - Owen Vachell
Connected Disconnection - Owen Vachell
Connected Disconnection - Owen Vachell

I'm based in Poole, Dorset and enjoy portrait and street photography. My passion of photography developed from when I used to enjoy people watching, observing the interesting behavior that humans display. It was when I took up photography that I decided to start documenting that behaviour.

I shoot street photography using either one of the Olympus film cameras I recently inherited, or my Fuji X-T20.

Connected Disconnection - Owen Vachell
Connected Disconnection - Owen Vachell
Connected Disconnection - Owen Vachell
Connected Disconnection - Owen Vachell

"In the image with the girl on her headphones, it surprised me how close I was able to get. She was so disconnected from the world around her, she had no idea I was there".

Connected Disconnection - Owen Vachell
Connected Disconnection - Owen Vachell

More of Vachells' photography can be found through his website and social media accounts:

Website:
www.owenvachell.com

Twitter:
@OwenVachell

Instagram:
@owenvachell