My friend Jared Compton passed on word of this highly interesting photo collection, put together as an audio slideshow on the BBC News website (three minutes long):
“In a new exhibition, award winning photographer Eamonn McCabe, draws together a selection of works from his project illustrating the working environments of novelists, biographers and poets.
“I have always enjoyed photographing loners. When I was covering sport it was boxers in their gyms. Now I’m older, I enjoy photographing writers, poets and artists. The one thing they all have in common is that they work alone.”
I don’t know about you, but I love this sort of thing and wish that I could have gone to this show (it’s over, apparently–here’s hoping for a book!). I love seeing where people work and what they surround themselves with. Of course, with many young folks, I have “office daydreams” that flit through my mind, visions of my future workplace that generally involve massive picture windows and the Maine coastline (all certain to be fulfilled, I’m sure).
A great book on this subject is Where Men Hide by James Twitchell. For the environment-curious, an absolute must-own.