Artist? Good Samaritan? Maybe Both!

My very intrepid colleague Phil Ryan from Popular Photography recently sent me a link to a website that has me fascinated. Is This Your Luggage is a fine-art project. But it is also meant to perform a public service. And in theory it could all work. Apparently the creator of this site is named Luna Laboo, which is pretty great all by itself. Said Laboo goes to auctions where lost luggage is sold.

My very intrepid colleague Phil Ryan from Popular Photography recently sent me a link to a website that has me fascinated. Is This Your Luggage is a fine-art project. But it is also meant to perform a public service. And in theory it could all work. Apparently the creator of this site is named Luna Laboo, which is pretty great all by itself. Said Laboo goes to auctions where lost luggage is sold. (Yes, that's what airlines do when they can't find an owner.) Laboo then photographs the luggage and its contents and posts the images, hoping that the rightful owner will spot the stuff and get in touch.The real fun is the voyeurism of looking through people's bags. At least it is for me and, I suspect, Laboo too. Go here  for an interview with the artist. --David Schonauer