In this project by Swedish photographer Sannah Kvist, the artist decided to document her twenty-something friends during this time of youthful life when owning a couch is a rarity and and moving around to new homes or new cities is an easy process. The artist, photographer, and freelance photo editor, says, “Right now I'm interested in youth and death.”
In All I Own, Kvist asks her subjects–all born in the 1980's–to build a sculpture made from all of their worldly possessions. She then photographs her friends, who stare directly into her camera lens, as they stand or sit among the very minimal amount of things that they own. Whether her friends choose this material freedom or it is a point of necessity due to income restrictions, all of Kvist's subjects evoke feelings of physical mobility and nomadic freedom.