27 February 2015

Thought-Provoking Portraits Of People And Their Essential Everyday Items

For his on-going project ‘Persona’, Atlanta-based photographer Jason Travis explores the idea of what the things we carry say about us.

Travis started his series in November 2007 as a way of knowing his friends better, not just by taking their picture, but by focusing on the items they brought out with them.

Each image is a composite, with the top half featuring a portrait of a person while the bottom half showcases the objects they can’t live without.

They offer a voyeuristic glimpse into each person’s items, which are “usually tucked away in bags and pockets.”

Check out some photographs below and view the rest of the project on Flickr.

[via PetaPixel, images via Jason Travis]