Art Project: Photographer Explores the Personal Touches We Bring to Our Offices

040809_sz_danziger.jpg In The Workspace, photographer Joseph O. Holmes takes snapshots of where and how people work -- it's not all high end computers and flashy desks. In his artist statement Holmes says, "The Workspace project is my ongoing attempt to examine the quasi-private spaces people carve out of their public work lives. Such spaces represent a tug of war between personal expression and comfort on the one hand and the unyielding demands of work on the other. The long-term accumulation of the tokens of that struggle, over years or even decades, can be formally beautiful in a very human and touching way...Lately I've been finding workspaces by walking in off the street with camera and tripod and simply asking (though "simply asking" doesn't quite convey the complex dance of explanation, skepticism, persuasion, and fascination that goes back and forth). What I end up capturing, then, turns out to be the work that was interrupted to answer the door."

The collection of photographs is truly fascinating and we strongly suggest checking them out. After the jump a few of our faves...

photos: Joseph O. Holmes