Watercooler chat is something I never quite understood, probably because I’ve never had an office job.
My non-photography employment consisted of shelving books at the city library and cutting grass. The extent of my “desk work” consisted of using a manual typewriter to caption photographs for newspaper publication. At two of the three newspapers where I did that, it took place while standing up.
While I did have a desk in my first studio, I spent more time on the couch.
I hear a lot of people saying that they’re glad to get back to the office. However, I hear at least twice as many say the opposite.
My work is ramping back up, which is a relief. A bigger sense of relief is that it’s not taking place in an office.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.