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Junk drawer photos

posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 07, 2008

Paho Mann photographs other people’s souls junk drawers and medicine cabinets.

My work explores the persistent mark of individuality in a culture that brands, packages, and relentlessly promotes conformity. Even among those who attempt to fit into society, there is an amazing wealth of information each individual reveals in near-privacy, spaces such as junk-drawers and medicine cabinets. The near-private nature of these spaces force the viewer to contend with the natural desire of humans to collect, categorize, and by doing so, manage to give clues about their personality and identity.

(via the moment)