“If your house was burning, what would
you take with you? It's a conflict
between what's practical, valuable and sentimental. What you would take
reflects your interests, background and priorities. Think of it as an interview condensed into one question.”
Take a “Burning House Project” photo.
1) Spend some time checking out the photos at The Burning House Project.
2) Take a day or two to contemplate what you would bring with you if you only had a few moments to evacuate your house. (Of course, in an actual fire, many don’t have this luxury. This is a best case scenario, hypothetical exercise.) Don’t skip this step! This is as much a thought exercise as it is a photography objective.
3) Take your own Burning House Project photo, and write a caption to go along with it. Your caption may be a simple list of the items pictured, or a more detailed explanation of why and how you chose the items you did.
4) Share your photo and caption on Instagram or Twitter with the tag #QuestScouts. You can also share your experiences in our Facebook group.
Note: If your photo is too personal, you may choose not to share on social media. It’s fine to keep this objective to yourself.