Glimpsing into a person's bag can be a very personal experience. The items that a person chooses to carry on a daily basis can offer great insight into their general character. Creative director and designer Daniel Eckler developed this series, entitled Essentials, as a way to explore the contents of the bags of 100 global creatives.
He reached out to designers, art directors, editors, bloggers, photographers, and artists. The items in each composition are laid out in purposeful arrangements and offer a voyeuristic glimpse at the things on which many creatives rely. The project was developed alongside the Kickstarter campaign for a sustainable backpack design developed by MIJLO.
Typical belongings like sunglasses and sets of keys sit alongside less common things like a tape measure and a pineapple. The simple presentation of objects practically demands viewers to create a narrative about the owner.
Joe Perez, Art Director @ Joe Perez
Susana Simonpietri, Creative Director @ Chango & Co.
Markus Uran, Founder @ Metsa
Fabrizio Querida, Designer @ Querida
Leta Sobierajski, Designer @ Leta Sobierajski
Jiani Lu, Designer @ Jiani Lu
Bryony Gomez Palacio, Co-Founder @ Under Consideration
Nicco, Founder @ A Summer Shop
Jesse Girard, Owner @ Parts and Labour
Kerry O'Coy, Co-Founder @ Fused Magazine
Ellen Van Der Laan, Creative Director @ Baggu
Thibault Zimmermann, Art Director @ Zim & Zou
Anja Verdugo, Photographer @ Anja Verdugo
Amy Woodside, Artist @ Amy Woodside
Yah-Leng Yu, Founder @ Foreign Policy Design
Adriana De Barros, Founder @ Illusion, Scene 360
Justin Broadbent, Artist @ Justin Broadbent
Katie Hagar, Editor @ Better Living Through Design
Levi Van Veluw, Artist @ Levi Van Veluw
Christine, Blogger @ Fish N Chips
Daniel Eckler's website
Daniel Brokstad, Designer @ Daniel Brokstad
Essentials project website