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See Naomi Campbell, Jaden Smith and More in the Last Days Project

By Gyasi Kirtley

We are living in the "Last Days" -- to some in a biblical sense and to others more literally. 2017 marks the end of an era and the beginning of a new one, but the uncertainly of what this era will represent remains troubling to a majority of the world.

In the past six months, I've met and photographed Donald Glover, Jaden Smith, and Naomi Campbell and 50 other inspiring people. I've shot and interviewed them, not about what they're wearing or their upcoming projects. Instead we discussed a very real and personal absoluteness: How would you spend your last day on earth?

The Last Days Project doubles as a motivational social commentary, acting as liaison between the "untouchables" of popular culture and the general public through a connected thread: mortality. Facing your own mortality rewires your brain to focus on the things that matter most to you. Reminds you that time waits for no man. Reminds you that we are all battling demons no matter social status. Reminds you of your virtues and the impact you have on those around you. It reminds you that life isn't over yet.

Instead of waiting and worrying about the unforeseeable future, who says we can't live our days as if they were in fact our last? Here's what a few of the subjects from #TheLastDaysProject had to say about their last days.

Jaden Smith

Naomi Campbell

George Clinton

Sango

Joe Kay

Esta

Alexander Sowinski, BADBADNOTGOOD

Matthew A. Tavares

Chester Hanson, BADBADNOTGOOD

Leland "Chomps" Whitty, BADBADNOTGOOD

What would you do with 24 hours to live? Post a photo to Instagram of yourself using the hashtag #TheLastDaysProject and tell me @GYA.SI. I'll be adding the most detailed responses to the final of the book, The Last Days.

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