“The Burning House” is an art project started by Foster Huntington. After posting a photo of what he would save if his house was burning, he got such a strong response that he began recruiting friends to photograph what objects are most precious to them. If running out of a burning house, what would they grab? I have to admit it’s something that regularly crosses my mind (to the point where all my photo negatives are boxed up in a bag near the door).
In Foster’s words “If your house was burning, what would you take with you? It’s a conflict between what’s practical, valuable and sentimental. What you would take reflects your interests, background and priorities. Think of it as an interview condensed into one question.”
One element that really stood out to me in all these images is how many pieces of clothing are included. Shoes, shirts, football jerseys…so many people have a sentimental relationship with specific articles of clothing.
What would you save? And what articles of clothing could you sentimentally not live without?