Working Space - Martyn Thompson


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An Insight into the Creative Heart
By Martyn Thompson

Hardie Grant / October 2013 / $49.95 US
ISBN: 978-1-74270-612-2
Hardcover / 8 ¾? x 11? / 256 pages
full color photography throughout

Martyn Thompson’s love for the world of interiors was ignited some 20 years ago working for famed editor and designer Ilse Crawford on Elle Decoration. Throughout his varied experiences Thompson has become a master of natural light, developing a cinematic approach to documenting interiors, and capturing the perfectly imperfect that make each environment a personal statement of its owner’s life and interests. WORKING SPACE is a photographic collection of a diverse range of studios and workplace—each an intriguing mosaic of the creative life.

The environments highlighted in WORKING SPACE are not your typical offices. It’s a book about people who are passionate for what they do. Looking inside the heart of this eclectic mix of personalities—that includes artist Cindy Sherman, barista Harry Levy, executive producer John Melfi, fashion designers Meadham Kirchhoff, and more, Thompson gives rare insight into work environments that are both inspirational and functional.

The spaces captured are honest and real—from a tiny office jam-packed with projects and objects to a luxuriously raw, lofty studio—each showing the marks of process and passion. This book accentuates the idea that the human and environment are always connected and Thompson’s anecdotes and intimate images are evidence that a work space can exist anywhere that inspires creativity and motivation.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Martyn Thompson’s photographic career was set in motion some 30 years ago when he began shooting the “Made in My Kitchen” fashion he was producing at the time. As it turned out, his images attracted more attention than the clothes themselves, launching a career that continues to make a profound visual impact today. An expat of Sydney, Australia, Thompson lived in Paris and London before settling in New York some 14 years ago. A sense of environment is key to a Martyn Thompson image—whether the focus be human or inanimate—making interiors a natural subject matter. An optimistic advocate of change and experiment, today his work has evolved to include video, mixed media print work and 3D installation, often reflecting an artisanal aesthetic borne out of his love of craft. Thompson has contributed editorial to some of the world’s most respected global publications including Architectural Digest, W, The New York Times and Vogue and has created acclaimed imagery for many of the world’s leading brands including Tiffany & Co., Ralph Lauren, Hermès and MAC cosmetics. For more information, please visit: http://martynthompsonstudio.com

Credit line for the book must read: © Working Space: An Insight into the Creative Heart by Martyn Thompson, Hardie Grant, 2013. Press images are available and are © of Martyn Thompson; no images may be used in any format without written consent from the publisher. Serial rights are available; please contact Megan Schumann, Rizzoli New York @ 212 387 3502 or mschumann@rizzoliusa.com.

WORKING SPACE: An Insight into the Creative Heart
By Martyn Thompson
Hardie Grant, distributed by Rizzoli New York via Random House
Hardcover / 8 ¾? x 11? / 256 pages / full color photography throughout
ISBN: 978-1-74270-612-2
PRICE: $49.95 US & CAN

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By Martyn Thompson
Hardie Grant / ISBN: 978-1742702346 / $49.95 US / May 2012
Hardcover / 8 7/10? x 11? / 256 pages / full color photography throughout

Martyn Thompson’s Interiors features a stunning assemble of homes from some of the most well-known figures in the design world; Francisco Costa, Creative Director of Calvin Klein; Elsa Peretti, Italian jewelry designer of Tiffany and Co.; and fashion designer Anna Sui. This book is a sneak peak into the worlds of some of the most admired style-makers.