Today's blog features Sam's home office as part of my Home/Work project. I visited Sam at her lovely home earlier this month to photograph her workspace.
What type of business do you run?
In short I am a freelance marketing consultant offering marketing & business services across Essex and Chelmsford. My marketing & business experience is broad and I recognise the need for small to medium businesses to access marketing services an affordable price to move their business forward.
When did you start working from home?
What made you decide to work from home rather than in premises off site?
Flexibility, life work balance
What do you like best about working from home?
Being able to step in and out of work and home easily
Are there any difficulties in working from home?
What is your favourite feature of your workspace?
My family photos, for happy and comfortable with my family around me.
Home/Work is my current project documenting people who work from home. 'Home' is a recurring theme in my work - I am fascinated by our interactions with objects and spaces, particularly our homes, and with the number of home workers on the increase I thought this would be fascinating to investigate.
According to the UK Office for National Statistics, "There were 4.2 million home workers in January-March 2014, or 13.9% of those in work. This was the highest rate of home working since comparable records began in 1998." Visit www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/lmac/characteristics-of-home-workers/2014/sty-home-workers.html for further information on these statistics.
I am hoping to photograph the workspaces of lots of different people, working in a wide range of industries, but all of whom work from their home or within the grounds of their home. I am interested in how people create these workspaces and how the lines between home and work are defined or blurred. If you work from home and are interested in participating in the project please get in touch!