I just stumbled upon this site, The Memento Works. Basically, you snail mail them your cherished sentimental objects and they beautifully photograph (and frame) them for you, before mailing them back. Although I love the underlying concept, I might be a little hesitant to send my favorite possessions off to a stranger. An interesting concept nonetheless.
It reminds me a bit of a project that I worked on a few years ago where I photographed people’s prized possessions, the things that they would save in a fire if their house were burning down. I’d go to their houses and arrange a still life of their objects, and then shoot with a 4×5 view camera.
Then of course, a few years later a friend sent me a link to this project, The Burning House, which is essentially the same idea. Drats, someone beat me to it. I should at least submit my personal still life, right?
The things that I would save in a fire. Excuse the poor quality, but I’m so old fashioned that this is a digital shot of my c-print haha