Not every blog concept successfully carries off the transformation into book format, but we think Paul Barbera's 'Where They Create', to be released in September by the publishers of FRAME, does just that.
Barbera's photography blog, (also called Where They Create) is a running document of interior places and spaces; made all the more fascinating since he only visits the studios of people whose work he loves and whose space he likes.
So for the book, Barbera chose over thirty studios which form a diverse selection of his (and other people's) work.
Featured are media companies like the magazine Wallpaper*, fashion houses such as Acne and Opening Ceremony, as well as artists, architects, illustrators and designers from all over the world.
In his daily life, Barbera shoots images for a number of interior magazines - where everything is carefully placed and considered. But the images for this book are as he finds the spaces, shot in natural light, just the way they are, unstyled and raw.
In addition to these hundreds of photos, descriptions of the spaces by the owners of the studios are included.
Interviews with these creators reveal not only how their daily environment influences their output, but also what's on their desk and even what's in their fridge....