Here’s a novel way to explore a city the next time you travel: Approach a random stranger on the street and ask him or her to reveal the most recent photo on their phone and tell the story behind it.
As strange and perhaps terrifying as that might sound, it’s exactly what artist Ivan Cash has done in three American cities this year. The result is a video series packed with entertaining, goofy and touching stories – stories that are all around us if we care to ask.
“To me, this project really keys in on the tension behind our phones having lots of amazingly rich, personal, social information that allows us to connect, to an extent, but then also serving as a hindrance to connecting with the people around us,” Cash told Yahoo Travel.
“We live in an era where so much of our existence—from ad campaigns to Facebook profiles—is meticulously positioned to make things seem so shiny and perfect. By focusing on the ordinary and sometimes mundane parts of life, I hope people can get a sense of how Read More »from Why this artist asked strangers for their most recent phone photos