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http://petapixel.com/2015/02/25/portraits-of-people-and-their-essential-everyday-items/

 

Atlanta photographer Jason Travis started this project to see if items a person carries with them everyday can give some insight into their inner personality.

 

I thought it an interesting project.

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Some people carry weird stuff. What's a chick doing with a Sherlock Holmes pipe? 

 

My palette I carry with me would be very boring in comparison. Wallet, iPhone, keys, sunglasses. That's it. 

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I'd be pretty boring too.

 

In my bag, I'd have some writing implements, phone, charger, a camera, some gum, keys, wallet, leatherman multi-tool.


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My palette I carry with me would be very boring in comparison. Wallet, iPhone, keys, sunglasses. That's it.

Please tell me you carry some special momentos that are precious to you?

Apart from the usual stuff, my wallet has an Irish 1Punt note, a 1Trinidad Dollar note and a 10 Rupee coin from India. If I ever lose the wallet, most of these (and the memories they evoke) can never be replaced :(

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No, not really, Colin. I used to have a leather pouch thing on my keyring that was my Mom's but it got all messed up. I have it somewhere still, but it's no longer serviceable.

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Every day ... I have my house keys and wallet

most of the time add my phone and car keys

next level add  a camera

 

 

some of the photos show a number of items that need a fairly large bag to carry every day

 

the series shows  a couple of guys with machetes ... !?!?!

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Hell, you catch me on the right/wrong day and I'd have my gun on me too!  :D


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Keys, wallet.

 

I don't carry a phone.

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 If I ever lose the wallet, most of these (and the memories they evoke) can never be replaced :(

An excellent reason not to carry them?

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An excellent reason not to carry them?

To be honest,they are symbolic. The Irish note is from my first trip to Eire in 1980, the Trinidad one from 2000 and the Indian one from 2012. The wallet itself was from a tiny market in Asturias (Northern Spain) 15 years ago. The notes are irreplaceable because they stopped being minted years ago, but I have pictures of them.

How about you Keith? Any machetes or small keepsakes on you when you step out?

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I looked at these; they don't really look like "what somebody carries every day". Quite a few look like "what you might take to a desert island to remind you of who you are". (In the UK we have a radio program that asks people for 10 music tracks on that basis - it's fascinating). 

 

A "chick" might carry a Sherlock Holmes pipe for any number of reasons - it was her recently departed father's; she played the character in a production that she was very proud of, etc, etc. One of the machetes was definitely for a surfer dude to cut wood for the fire he will drink his Bombay Sapphire around. And so on.

 

It's slightly contrived but an interesting way of rapidly assimilating whether or not someone is interesting to you; what they choose to put there tells you a lot about who they want to project.

 

I predict a dating site will start using something similar very soon...


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They are making fun of us. N O T R E A L L E A Y ! NO WAY.


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