… a photo project that involved taking pictures of my friends at their place of work, their “Office.”
A few years back I started a photo project that involved taking pictures of my friends at their place of work, their “Office.” Rather than take several different portrait and detail type shots of my friends and their work environments I decided to do just one photo that showed you their “cubicle” Using the 35mm fisheye lens on my Pentax 67, I took photos of people in the Orlando area making their living. Knowing how distorted and unflattering a fisheye lens is when you mix it with people, I created quite the challenge for myself. Over the course of a few months I shot a few people almost every week, trying all sorts of different film and lighting setups. Rigging cameras on a timer became the norm as the angle often needed to be up high and I myself needed to be out of the wide angle view of the lens. Lights became a real pain in the ass, using stands almost never worked because they’d end up in the picture somehow, Bogen Magic Arms became my best friend for most of these shots. A few short months after started the project I became preoccupied with other aspects of photography and frankly probably just got tired of using the fisheye lens all the time and the project was put on hold. The last photo in this project was taken well over a year ago so I decided even though this one feels incomplete, I’d put it out there.