Paul Barbera is an accomplished photographer who works on traveling commercial assignments and projects. While he’s out on these journeys (Australia, Europe & NYC), he looks up artists and takes photographs of their studios for his project Where They Create. If that weren’t enough, he also has a highly evocative work in progress called Love Lost.
Here’s a recent portrait photograph Paul did of the brothers Campana below. Well, Paul’s recent work on photographing art studios finally coalesced into a book Where They Create due out this September 2011. It includes art studios and remnants and vignettes of everyday artists’ lives from the Netherlands, Italy, New York and Curacao. What I love about this work is that it is editorial and takes a step away from the standard art studio photographs we are now accustomed to seeing. These images serve you just a slice of the artist’s life, and that slice is just so delicious! The second image below is an example of that slice and features Netherlands Dennis, taken in 2009. Dennis is a corset designer – just look at the lines of that automobile, followed by other examples of Barbera’s work.