28 October 2017
I know that you are nosy like I am and love a snoop into someone's house or studio. I just read an article about famous artists studios you can visit. So, noted. I've only been to Barbara Hepworth's studio in St Ives (image above). It has been left painstakingly exactly as she had left it the day she died - including the date on the wall calendar.
What I find interesting is that artists tend to have their studios a part of their homes, and tend to live there for many many years. Designers, on the other hand, tend to have their studios away from their homes, and tend to be much more transient.
For me, where I work is really important. I am fortunate to have my own studio at the top floor of my house, where I love to work, as I can really concentrate. It is so quiet, peaceful and comfortable. However, sometimes it can be too much so! Therefore, I also have a shared desk space, for the community aspect. Finally, I find I am also really productive working in hotel bars or restaurants. I am quite familiar with the hotels of London, though I've never actually stayed in any of them!
9 Famous Artists' Studios You Can Visit
19 October 2017Hello the MLE,Like many graphic designers, I have spent countless hours sifting through stock photography - pre-shot photographs (hence not requiring a shoot) available to buy or licence.Also, like many graphic designers, I find such photography strangely fascinating. How they can convey a message can be so obvious, or just completely bizarre.A couple weeks ago, I came across a Twitter feed called @darkstockphotos, and thought you might appreciate it.Andy Kelly, who set up the feed says, “I make sure I only post things that are straight up funny, or so absurd/bewildering that they’re accidentally funny. I’m spoiled for choice!”Kelly’s personal favourite, “without a doubt, is what Shutterstock describes as ‘Crying Boy With Gun On Coast’ [above]. It’s an utterly baffling image, and so, so dark. Why is this boy crying? Who did he just shoot with that gun? So many questions.” (See this photo above).Really looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!Suzan