Tuesday, March 30, 2010

You are what you schlep

I've recently been inspired by Jason Travis's Persona series that was commissioned by The Atlantan. The basic concept is that "you are what you schlep." Pretty simple, but amazingly insightful. On top of that, Jason takes some pretty cool portraits. As I currently only have myself to profile (and I don't feel like taking a self-portrait tonight), I decided to go more in the direction of The Items We Carry flickr group. What I find particularly interesting about these photos is that, while they answer many questions about a person, they seem to inspire even more curiosity. Why should a person suddenly seem much more interesting simply because they've emptied their pockets for the world to see? The human nature of curiosity is a powerful thing.

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