John Arsenault's Workspace: Office & Photo Studio

John Arsenault's Workspace: Office & Photo Studio

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Bethany Nauert
Apr 15, 2011

John Arsenault, acclaimed fine art and commercial photographer, shared a glimpse of his personal life with us, last year in his shared House Tour. The entire house as a whole gave us an incredible sense of the three men that live there and it is where John has both his bedroom and a home workspace. As a busy photographer he travels between New York and Los Angeles quite frequently — and in his down time enjoys the perks of working from home.

John practices traditional medium format photography and needs plenty of room for his large scale prints and mixed media projects. One thing that caught me off guard in this home were all the mirrors. However he cleverly covered a majority of them by hanging prints and clippings of images — creating a wonderful inspiration board. His desk is glass and metal, which gives a nice modern touch to an otherwise traditional Spanish-style house. I love that he has 3 work tables so he can paint, work on the computer, and spread out his boxes of prints. Additionally there are two deer heads mounted to the wall, that found their place there when neither of the other roommates wanted them out in the common space!

The hardwood floors and shuttered windows provide a nice airy and inspired environment, which any artist would crave. Not only am I totally envious of the space but I think it's a wonderful visual extension into who he is and where he draws creativity from. Enjoy!

Images: Bethany Nauert

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