Saturday, March 12, 2005

another photo idea

Sierra Club: Material World: a Global Family Portrait by Peter Menzel is an amazing book of photographs of people around the world who are asked to take all their worldly possesions and arrange them, however they want, outside their houses. Each photo shows the whole family and all their stuff, and their house.

As a riff on this idea, I would like to take a polaroid photo series. Each person in the series would take their 5 most important possessions (for either their actual value to the person or metaphorical/metonymic value), and arrange them in a pile, in order of importance. Then the Jesus action figure would be added to the equation. The person could place it where they felt it fit best.

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