For years now I have made a habit of collecting small objects, sometimes they hold a special sentimental value to me, other times they are simply interesting things I come across and decide to add to my collection. It could be a tourist knickknack brought back from a trip, a small sculpture, toy, or some other random object with an invented personal value. It is not a large collection of things, more or less all of it could fit into one small box and I had not fully realized it was forming until last year when YoungDoo started to point out how many small things like this that I had collected over the years.
For a while now I have wanted to document a handful of these objects so for the next 52 weeks I plan on photographing one object each week and sharing it here with a wallpaper and sometimes a story. Sometimes I will shoot a simple photo such as the one above and other times I may come up with more interesting environments to shoot them in.
My goal with the project is to explore the un-usefulness of these sorts of objects that we hold onto for various reasons and share a few stories along the way that explain their connection to me.
Starting the project we have this rocket which also happens to be an clumsy bottle opener. I bought this at a huge annual flea market in Virginia on a whim because I thought it would look good on a desk. I know nothing of its history or when it was painted this way, just another lost antique that I thought I would give a home.