8.04.2009

Life Voyeur: Daily Contents

Me: "Hello, my name is Jackie, and I am a life voyeur."
You: "Hi Jackie"

Let me explain so it doesn't seem as creepy as it sounds: I love to see how other people live their lives, how they go about their business, what floats their boat, etc. etc. I would assume you are one too, being a blog reader and all, which is a great form of "life voyeurism". So to help feed our curiosity I wanted to share with you some photos I recently stumbled upon, featuring diptychs of a person and what they carry around in their bag. From Flickr member JTrav's photostream, he entitles the series of work " 'Persona' Daily Contents Diptych". How much can you tell about a person from what is in their bag?

Artsy & Cool?

Brainy & Professional?

Fun & Flirty?

Introspective & Worldly?

Neat & Practical?

Upbeat & On-the-go Mommy?

There are a ton more, so be sure to check them out here. Cool, huh? It's like we went purse snatching without all the repercussions. So what's in your bag, and what does it say about you? Send me photos if you like and we will do our own little experiment here on SPPN!

18 comments:

  1. So cool! Mine would not say very good things about me, as the little guy recently got a hold of it. What would yours say?

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  2. Fun! Mine probably looks just about like that last one. Including some crumbs... do those count?

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  3. you could never ever see what is in my bag! or would it be sooooo hilarious? naked barbies and old gum...tampons. I mean seriously?! I might have to just see what you say about me. No taking things out though, right??! tell me more. I am intrigued.

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  4. I LOVE this... I would be the messy/mama purse for sure. It's the one area in my life I can't seem to keep organized.

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  5. cute photos! i'm not sure what my bag insides would say about me. i carry pepper spray so maybe "paranoid chica". lol.

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  6. How said is this. Unless I'm going out without the bambino I don't even care a purse anymore. I throw my wallet and lipstick into the diaper bag. Ah ha

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  7. Wow, what a neat idea to document something like this! I definitely think that what a person chooses to carry around on a day to day basis definitely says a lot about their personality. I don't have anything too out of the ordinary in my bag-it would probably fall under the neat and practical category.

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  8. Love it. Although, the insides of my purse are a little scary at the moment. Well, pretty much at any given moment. What do mushed fruit snacks, old string cheese, and crumpled up receipts say about a person? Yikes! I have a feeling I'll be cleaning out my bag tonight! :)

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  9. I love this! I can't wait to go and see more.

    Plus it makes me want to clean out my bag which right now screams exhausted decorator.

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  10. Oh oh, I really love this idea!

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  11. I'm with you... a complete voyeur too! I need to go check out some more!

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  12. how fun was this little study!

    even their profile pics matched what was in their bag...i think at least. i'm like the rest of your comment-ers. a mommy bag with lots of diapers, snacks for all including myself, and an endless amount of receipt shoved here & there.

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  13. LOVE it!
    I'm totally the same way. I've always rooted through my friends' bags to see what they've got hiding in there. I've also recently become somewhat obsessed with looking at photos of people's journals on Flickr. (Erm, I hope that doesn't make me sound like some sort of creepy peeping-tina.)
    I might be a bit afraid to completely empty out my huge bag - who knows what's in there!

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  14. i love this idea. have you seen the kate spade book called "contents". it's the same thing. i managed to track down a copy and i love it!

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  15. Oh no - I dread to think what people would think about me based on the contents of by bag! I can't keep it free of old receipts, broken keyrings, baby spoons...

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  16. Love this! It's so interesting to see what are in other people's bags! New to your blog...love it! -carlee

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