A bedroom says a lot about a person — about their lifestyle, their passions, their habits.
No one knows this better than French photographer John Thackwray, who has spent six years travelling the globe snapping pics of peoples’ digs.
In fact, he’s photographed 1,200 bedrooms in 55 countries for his My Room Project.
Thackwray has spent the last six years putting together his My Room Project, bit by bit, bedroom by bedroom.
Each photo is captioned with the subject's name, age and occupation, as well as a number that correlates to the order Thackwray shot it in.
He liked to document both the rich and poor, the modern and the traditional, and the rural and the urban in any given place.
Interested in documenting 'the inequalities impacting humankind,' he asked photo subjects about their life and the problems they have to face.
However, he sometimes just approached people on the street, though he said that was rare, 'because it can be too dangerous in some communities.'
He also believes that people often confuse poverty with violence, and comfort with happiness, but that these things are mutually exclusive.
'I've seen more smiles in poor countries, and much more depression in developed countries,' he said.
'I was also impressed by spiritually in India, hospitality in Russia, and the craziness of the Japanese lifestyle.'
Despite many differences, one thing that was the same was that almost everyone had access to the Internet and social media, 'from Saudi young women to farmers in the African bush,' he said. 'This is definitely the connected generation.'
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