pho-buskin’

2011

During the spring season in Asheville, North Carolina, there is an influx of social scenarios defined by two groups: travelers and tourists.  The travelers can be seen through the common “busking” act which thrives off of tips, while the tourists can be seen visiting various historical sights and freely spending money to do so.  The project was based on wanting to take part in this economic high point by combining both groups into a busking act that allowed us to be the “travelers” and to engage “tourists” for the purpose of providing the public with fun and smiles through a mobile photo booth.  Participants were given the option of choosing one of seven different stereotypical sub-cultures seen daily in Asheville.  We then photographed the participants in the “cut outs” and emailed them the results.

“Pho-buskin'” was a collaboration between Steve Spurgeon and Jason Adams.