Where they create
Some months back I was reading the wallpaper magazine and found this interesting article about a photography book by Paul Barbera that features spaces and studios where people create and work.
The book called "where they create"
is a beautiful collection of intimate photos of artists and creative
people studios from Acne fashion brand headquarters in Stockholm to the
offices of wallpaper in London amongst many other interesting spaces.
Being a voyeur about workplaces I immediately pre-ordered the book. It
arrived and it went to my nightstand so I could read it that night. But
unfortunately I never had time to read it. Then I moved it to the
studio imagining that one day when I would be bothered with work I would
sit and read it. And so it stayed in the coffee table for another
Finally last Saturday, after closing the gallery I grabbed a cup of tea
and curled up in the sofa with the book. I'm glad I did because it
really pumped me up and motivated me to work more, because it's really,
So alongside the photos of each studio/workplace featured there is also a
small questionnaire that gives insight of how is the daily life on
those places. Questions vary from "do you have a favorite corner", to
"what do you do in the first few minutes you're in the building" or
"what happens daily at a given time". And it's funny because almost
everybody has a coffee in the morning when they arrive and then turn on
the radio and start the day. Almost everybody said they could work
anywhere in the world - the space in itself is not fundamental. And so
funny because I was answering those questions myself and giving very
similar answers (yep coffee in the morning, radio is on, no routine, yes
there are a few favorite corners, can work anywhere as long as I have
my jeweler's saw and bench pin,etc, etc, etc.)
I truly recommend the book and even if you don't buy it it's totally worth to check the photographer's blog.
actually the blog is even more interesting and there are even more photos in the blog than in the book!.
Check it out, totally worth it.
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