For many creative individuals, personal and professional boundaries blend into living-working environments. How to create a space that is ideal for your many needs throughout the day? Fashion School Daily checked in with Academy student Madralynn Haye, BFA Photography who combines studies with running a photography business.
Here is a glimpse into my home office: from the endless collection of vintage cameras to multiple otter figurines and everything in-between. However, I am a bit of a “neat-freak”, so to say.
This room gets the most amazing natural light one could wish for.
Here you have a photo of one of the six assistants (my feather friends). On any given day you will find one or all six of them hanging out in here with me.
As a photographer, I have learned that many people never print their work nor display it. We live at a time where digital images are easier to post, save, and keep track of. However, I recently bought a string of lights with a batterie pack and tiny cloth pins to hold a few of my favorite photos.
Here are few of my favorite things that continue to inspire me:
- My Buddha
- The otter that my children bought me
- The little girl figurine that was on my first birthday cake
- A bubble fairy
- A collection of green sea glass
Here are a few suggestions on how to make your space a wonderful place to be productive. I mean, if you are going to be spending countless hours concentrating on your work in the same spot, you are going to want it to be comfortable and practical.
- Make sure you have a comfortable chair!
- Light (aim for a window and get a great lamp).
- Plants bring life to any room!
- A computer, printer, scanner, or any other equipment you need.
- Favorite photos: print them, frame them, and display them!
Text by Madralynn Haye. This post originally appeared on otterlovephotography.tumblr.com.