How different rooms are for different people around the world

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. 

How different rooms are for different people around the world

How different rooms are for different people around the world

How different rooms are for different people around the world

Room 205-Gulle, Istanbul, Turkey.

How different rooms are for different people around the world

Room 416-Oleg, Novosibirsk, Russia.

How different rooms are for different people around the world

Room 24-Joseph, Paris, France.

How different rooms are for different people around the world

Room 256-Ryoko, Tokyo, Japan.

How different rooms are for different people around the world

Room 290-Yuan, China.

How different rooms are for different people around the world

Room 219-Malek, New York, USA.

How different rooms are for different people around the world

Room 365-Lalu, Varanasi, India.

How different rooms are for different people around the world

Room 665-Marcello, La Paz, Bolivia.

How different rooms are for different people around the world

Room 466-Elahe, Tehran, Iran.

How different rooms are for different people around the world

Room 149-Hosea, Lesotho, South Africa.

How different rooms are for different people around the world

Room 192-Andrea, Bucharest, Romania.

How different rooms are for different people around the world

Room 829-Saleh, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

How different rooms are for different people around the world

Room 348-Asha, India.

How different rooms are for different people around the world

Pima — Kathmandu, Nepal.

How different rooms are for different people around the world

Mohamad-Saint Catherine, Egypt.

How different rooms are for different people around the world

Zhalay-Zhambyl, Kazakhstan.

How different rooms are for different people around the world

Fa, Thailand.

How different rooms are for different people around the world

Ronia-Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe.

How different rooms are for different people around the world

Ketiue-Durban, South Africa.

How different rooms are for different people around the world

Sabrina-Shatila, Lebanon.

How different rooms are for different people around the world

King warior II — Chihuahua, Mexico.

How different rooms are for different people around the world

Maya — Berlin, Germany.

How different rooms are for different people around the world

Camille — Kingston, Jamaica.

Keywords: Travel | Room | Photo project | Rooms | Differences

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