"Impossible Amount of Work in an Impossibly Small Space"

"Impossible Amount of Work in an Impossibly Small Space"

Gregory Han
Nov 18, 2010

Helping tidy, organize and decorate small workspaces and homes offices is our bread butter here at Unplggd. But that doesn't mean we don't appreciate the beauty occasionally inherent in cluttered, disorganized and densely packed work spaces, as revealed by the stunning photography of Joseph O. Holmes.

These spaces are the antithesis of what we propose and promote here on the site, but the Where's Waldo effect of the layered textures of places where everyday people get their work done is arguably inspiring in itself. Joseph has been kind enough to allow us to share the worlds where work is done without regard for those damn minimalist sensibilities (aka the "mess is mine and I know where everything is" system)!

We discovered Joe's photography via one our favourite online art sellers, 20x200, where his Custom Machinery series enchanted us with the mechanical menagerie of tools and accessories inside a machinist's shop, seemingly stuck in time. Many of these prints would look right at home in a dark hued home office or studio...

All photos used with permission: Joseph O. Holmes

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