Can you fit all your belongings in one photograph? Gothemburg-based photographer Sannah Kvist created a collection of photographs entitled "All I Own" where Swedish students were pictured with sculptures made from all their possessions. The result makes us question what we really need for living, if we are buying too much crap, and if it's true that less stuff leads us to more freedom.
“All I Own” was inspired by Kvist’s own experiences – she moved to a flat in Stockholm in a truck full of stuff, then left the city with just an IKEA bag with her computer, camera, and a few clothes. She says that people born in the 80’s — like the ones on her project — are the first generation of Swedes that are less well off than their parents. Many people she knows change houses frequently and don’t own property, yet they are commonly described as selfish and materialistic by their elders.
Well, judging by these pictures they don’t look materialistic – instead, their possessions offer a compelling case for anti-consumerism and make us re-think which objects we really can’t live without.