Choose Your Adventure books from late 80s (Hungarian)
a pack of the worst cigarettes my hometown has to offer
ring from a Lord Of The Rings summer camp
a picture of my mum at the age of 23
I moved nearly 30 times in my life, which made my all-time travelling package quite small (moving to another country took me two bags and a guitar flightcase, alltogether around 50kg). It was also intentional not to include any computers and music (including CDs, vinyls, tapes, iPods, instruments), since at the end of the day it’d be way to much to carry. If I really had to pick someone to listen to, it’d be the self-titled album of Mark Hollis.
I’m currently road tripping around North America photographing people’s things for an upcoming The Burning House book with !t Books. I left New York City in early August and have since put 6000 miles on my VW Syncro, pictured above. The motivation behind the trip is to find, and photograph people not currently represented on the site and ask them what they would take.
My Husband (not pictured because he’s carrying out my list of stuff)
My Pillow and a Blanket
My Teddy Bear (given to me when I was 10)
My Canon Rebel (not pictured because I’m using it!)
My Photographs and a Special Frames
My Hard Drive
My Husbands Pants
My husband and I had this conflict occur approximately 3 years ago and as odd as this may sound, what you decide to bring depends on the circumstances surrounding the fire. Ours happened to occur in the wee hours while we were sleeping, and waking up to that, you don’t have time to think, never mind grab anything; my husband didn’t even think to grab pants (he ran out in his boxers). Although we lost our home and some material things, we were most fortunate that no one was hurt. We were also grateful to some new neighbors (who also happened to be firefighters) who suggested that we move the car out of the garage before it too became a casualty to the fire. This experience combined with some of the little things I learned helped me to compile the list of things I would most like to take with me if my house were burning again.