How different rooms are for different people around the worldPictolic
In 2010, photographer John Thackwray from South Africa began a journey around the planet with a series of works called "My Room". By placing a camera near the ceiling in each character's room, the photographer captured intimate details of places that are usually hidden from outsiders, and the owners of the rooms talked about their lifestyle and culture. What started as a friendly photo shoot with friends in Paris turned into a whole photo project, which included photos of thousands of rooms of people from 55 countries-from Tehran and Tokyo to New York and Nepal.
John drew attention to the generations of the 80s and 90s in different countries of the world. His works demonstrate the hopes, dreams, culture and mentality of people of almost the same age. The photographer shared that at the time when it all started, shooting was nothing more than a hobby, an alternative to traveling. And as a result, the photo project "My Room" blossomed and turned into a kind of international travel exhibition with confessions from the heroes of the shooting.
Thanks to the works of John Thackwray, we can see not only the standard of living in each country, but also the character, preferences and hobbies of the owner of the room.
Room 205-Gulle, Istanbul, Turkey.
Room 416-Oleg, Novosibirsk, Russia.
Room 24-Joseph, Paris, France.
Room 256-Ryoko, Tokyo, Japan.
Room 290-Yuan, China.
Room 219-Malek, New York, USA.
Room 365-Lalu, Varanasi, India.
Room 665-Marcello, La Paz, Bolivia.
Room 466-Elahe, Tehran, Iran.
Room 149-Hosea, Lesotho, South Africa.
Room 192-Andrea, Bucharest, Romania.
Room 829-Saleh, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Room 348-Asha, India.
Pima — Kathmandu, Nepal.
Mohamad-Saint Catherine, Egypt.
Ketiue-Durban, South Africa.
King warior II — Chihuahua, Mexico.
Maya — Berlin, Germany.
Camille — Kingston, Jamaica.