Twenty people agreed to let me photograph the content of their pockets. Small coins, lighters, shopping lists, keys, crumbs successively completed the inventory. These photographs were then presented to strangers, together with a questionnaire. This questionnaire sought to reveal the portrait of the individuals whose pockets were cataloged.
On several levels, this project questions the personal nature of objects. Far from being all-essential, most of them are residual traces of events or visited places, collected randomly or by automatism, then forgotten. But whatever their status is, they always trace back to something, even if it is only checking out at the supermarket. As it happens, these insignificant items reveal a lot about our personality, our habits, our tastes. Equally interesting is to observe the projections that one generates about other individuals by only glancing at the objects they surround themselves with.