Thursday, 3 December 2009

Studio Love

You can see his work here
I think this is his studio in Normandy, where he settled after living in Moscow, Israel and England

Many, many years ago, in the days before we sat glued to our screens searching the Internet for inspiration, I kept folders of pages ripped from magazines postcards & leaflets. You know the stuff, your flicking through a Sunday supplement and you think, that's lovely, and out it comes.
I would then place all my bits in plastic wallets and file them. I must have had about 30 folders when I left my previous job, some were thematically coded many were not. About the time I changed jobs the Internet really took off and I kind of became addicted to using it. The folders did not languish or collect dust I would often flick through them for ideas. But invariably they became less and less used.
I have now embraced a kind of digital folder and its name is PowerPoint. I do not use it the way others do, I just use it as a place to put work thematically grouped. I have recently been scanning many pages from my folders to place into my PowerPoint areas. Some of the PowerPoint's have nearly 200 pages! but they are the best place to store images and allow students to access them. Plus it has given the work currently buried in my folders a new lease of life. Which in a round about way brings me to the studio above. I found these ripped pages in one of my folders and what an amazing studio it is. I could happily move in tomorrow. I girl can dream can't she? As she wades through the second tranche of marking with the prospect of another very late night looming.


materfamilias said...

I covet that floor!

auntiegwen said...

I want to live there

La Belette Rouge said...

I wish I could see that 200 picture power point. Actually I would like to move into the Powerpoint if it looks anything like this Normandy studio.

Seth said...

That last shot is amazing!