Today's blog features Anne's workspace as part of my Home/Work project. I visited Anne at her lovely home earlier this month to photograph her workspace (and chat about photography!).
What type of business do you run?
Photography - specialising in weddings and portraits but also undertaking some corporate work.
When did you start working from home?
What made you decide to work from home rather than in premises off site?
I’m not really in a position to rent a studio space at the moment, and since most of my photoshoots take place outdoors or in clients’ home, it’s not a problem really. However, wouldn’t it be amazing to have a studio?!
What do you like best about working from home?
Being able to work around personal commitments and interests is great, and in the summer, I tend to take breaks away from the laptop with a spot of gardening!
Are there any difficulties in working from home?
What is your favourite feature of your workspace?
My big table! I love to be organised, so I tend to lay out my work so that I can see it all in front of me. I’ve also just had my workspace painted - it’s been transformed from magnolia to a blue/grey colour. Very relaxing to the eye.
To find out more about Anne's work visit her website www.annethomasphotography.co.uk or connect with her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/annethomasphotography Twitter: twitter.com/AnneThomasPhoto and Instagram: www.instagram.com/annethomasphotography
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!