"Using" - AAU Project (pt one)

The focus of this project is on people who are using their devices while wandering around the streets of Denver. It’s amazing how prevalent it is! Everyone is using! I would title this project Using within the context of addiction. When I see people walking around with their devices, it seems obvious that they are more engaged with what happening there than their current surroundings including the people they are with.

My goal was to capture people of Denver in candid moments while they were doing their thing downtown while using their devices. Sometimes they were talking on their phone or looking at it, and sometimes they were taking a shot of something including selfies. Sometimes they were engaged with their device and not the person with them. Focusing on this made me see more of this disengagement and the extent is fascinating. It is quite interesting to see how engagement with others and the environment has changed over time.