Fascinating Photos of Young People with All Their Possessions

You can tell a lot about a person by looking at his stuff — especially if you’re nosy, like us. So, when you ask a group of people born in the ’80s to arrange their possessions into a giant sculpture and pose for a photo in front of it, the result is bound to be revealing. Swedish photographer Sannah Kvist has done just that in All I Own, a small series of images that provides unusual insight into a generation. In one shot, a young woman sits on the floor in a brightly painted room, surrounded by wild, bohemian fabrics, an acoustic guitar, and a hookah; in another, a guy in a Black Flag shirt reveals that his possessions are almost entirely limited to books, CDs, and records. As a whole, All I Own serves as a reminder of how few things even apparently middle-class 20-somethings actually have. Click through to satisfy your curiosity, and then visit Kvist’s website to see more of her work.

Photo credit: Sannah Kvist. Spotted via iGNANT