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If Your House Was Burning, What Would You Take With You?

This is the exact premise of Robert Holden’s intriguing project, titled The Burning House. It’s a philosophical conflict between what’s practical, valuable and sentimental. You’re forced to prioritize and boil down a life of accrued possessions into what you can carry out with you. What you would bring reflects your interests, background and priorities. People’s stage in life also dictates their selection. A father of five in his forties would grab very different things than he would have as a bachelor in his twenties. Think of it as a full interview condensed into one question.

Hannah Queen, 20, Blue Ridge, Georgia, Photographer

Chris Adamiak, 30, Milton, Ontario Canada, Maintenance Worker

David Coggins, New York, Writer

Frances Shelley, 25, Austin, TX, Project Assistant

James Oliver Lamont Fox, 40, Somerville, MA, IT, and Library School Student

Jeff Staple, 36, An Airport Lounge Near You, Self-Employed

Jennifer Maree Rouse, 23, Melbourne, Australia, Undiscovered

Laura Pritchett, 24, Southern Delaware, Artist

Louie McPherson, Haderslev, Denmark, Graphic Design Student

Melissa Howard, 37, New York, Stock – Vintage Menswear Store

Michael Mundy, Manhattan, New York, Photographer

Mikael Kennedy, 31, Brooklyn, NY, Photographer

Porter Hovey, Brooklyn, New York, Photographer

Rohan L Anderson, 35, Ballarat, Australia, Photography & Design

Tucker Gorman, 23, Maine, Aspiring Industrial Designer

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