AUTHOR: Kyle M. F. Williams, a New York artist.
DESCRIPTION: When Williams bought a lot of 44 Motorola Razr phones off eBay, he didn’t know he was in for a treat. More than half of the phones contained the personal data of the previous owners. The random pictures and texts give us a look inside the lives of complete strangers. Williams had the idea to gather his finds in a self-published book, soberly entitled Razrs. The book is available on Amazon for $9.99.
AMUSEMENT RATE: You might feel uneasy looking at the lives of these people who do not even know their private pictures are now for everyone to see. Williams could face some serious copyright infringement problems but what one wouldn’t do for art! I’m not sure the book can be called an art piece but the sex texts, self portraits and other random pictures are as many testimonies of a long gone era when phones had crappy cameras.