The Maximalists

One of my favorite blogs is The Minimalists. For a decade, the two guys who publish it talk about how less can be more. I like the non-preachy tone and the fact that all of their advice emerges from personal lifestyle experiments.

While listening to their podcast today, I flashed back to a hired gig with a fellow on the opposite end of the spectrum of stuff.

This portrait was created inside of a giant moving and storage warehouse in Ft. Myers, Florida. Even though the building was immense, they were running out of room.

It’s certainly not this guy’s fault that people have so much stuff. In fact, when consumerism and loss aversion collide, an opportunity in the marketplace is obvious.

For every minimalist, there are thousands of maximalists.

As Dave Ramsey says, “he who dies with the most toys is dead.”

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.