Every Thing We Touch: A 24-Hour Inventory of Our Lives

  • Paula Zuccotti
The Book & The Project
Every Thing We Touch: A 24-Hour Inventory of Our Lives Paperback, 12 Nov 2015. Published by Viking - Penguin Random House
My book is about Future Archeology, you can order it from this Amazon linkand follow the bigger story, impact and media coverage on its tumblr page. Here you'll find some sample spreads.
What's the first thing we touch when we wake up? How do our favourite things reveal our hopes and fears? Can objects tell the story of our lives?
Imagine how your day would look if you recorded everything that you touched.
From smartphone to soap, from spice to spoon... what if they were all brought together in one place? Would they tell a bigger story?
Driven by this idea, I travelled around the world to find people from an incredible array of ages, cultures, professions and backgrounds. She asked them to document every object they touched in 24 hours. Then she gathered those objects together and photographed them in a single shot.
From a toddler in Tokyo to a cowboy in Arizona, from a cleaner in London to a cloister nun in Madrid, Every Thing We Touch is their story told through the objects they own, consume, need, choose, treasure and can't let go.
Each image is mystery, a story, a work of art. Each is a moment in time: a life and a world reflected back at us.
"A fascinating glimpse into our daily lives" (Wired)
Beautiful and enlightening. Shows how simply and unexpectedly a series of objects can tell extraordinary stories about our existence. Stunning - a collection to get lost in." (Wallpapper*)
"Zuccotti formats the photos so that the objects are arranged in chronological order and a complete picture can be formed of an individual’s daily life [..] where assumptions can be made about who that person is — his or her gender, nationality, or line of work." (The Huffington Post)
"The premise is simple and the results are really quite beautiful" (Grazia)

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