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Coming home to the office

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Currently, I am working on a company's image bank. It's fun, challenging, abstract in many ways and above all a milestone being passed since I got into the world of photography. But they understand that I am a delicate flower, an artist, with the self-image of an artist and mostly leave me alone. For this I thank them. Seriously, I do.

However, during a discussion, one about the actual sensation of getting into an office and feeling comfortable there, the idea of "coming home" was brought up. "I want it to feel like I'm coming home", someone said. "I seriously do."

Now.

Coming home is a very worn expression, but as with most expressions, there is a certain amount of truth to it. We like to go home. And given that we spend the majority of our time elsewhere, in a workplace, it's almost strange how we decorate our offices the way we do today. Water coolers and rented art. Not to mention the newly awakened insight among employers that quite a lot of people prefer to work from home sometimes.

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Coming home is a very worn expression, but as with most expressions, there is a certain amount of truth to it. We like to go home. And given that we spend the majority of our time elsewhere, in a workplace, it's almost strange how we decorate our offices the way we do today. Water coolers and rented art. Not to mention the newly awakened insight among employers that quite a lot of people prefer to work from home sometimes.

So I looked around.

- Now that's a great thought. But if that's the case, why are there no images on the walls, I asked.

- Come again, he replied.

- That's what we have at home, isn't it? Pictures of ourselves, places we've been to, things we've done together. Why not we have that here? Everyone here walks around with a mobile phone, you travel abroad on conferences together at least once a year. Do you even realise how much material to work with you already have? Why not collect all that imagery in a Dropbox folder, have me pick the best ones, colour correct and touch 'em up right, get them printed, and then we turn this wall - I knocked on a twelve-meter-grey-blue wall next to me - into a veritable monument to everything have you done so far?

For a moment, there was silence

- I've never really thought about it, someone said suddenly. But it's not a bad idea.

Having said that. If you have a few minutes left, please check out my new print shop to see if you find anything for your office. After all, you spend most of your wake time there. It should be more like home.

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