Dan Wheeler sends in his Something from Nothing submission:
Working in an industrial setting can be, well quite a stark environment. Industrial lighting, noise, vibrations and on a bad day things get ‘odorous’. For many workers this is not a place of pretty curves or graphically appealing images, it is a place of employment where vision is replaced with production. Harsh lines, the constant squares and the ever present triangle of structure are all the common forms that make up a workspace. Functional, supportive, stable. A true slice of efficient construction.
Digging deeper though and looking at the forms within the forms the workplace opens up as the building takes on a life that to the worker becomes something to be admired. For me I am grateful that I can enjoy the outdoors which is where I do most of my camera work but unfortunately as most know we have to somehow make a living to be able to travel or afford the luxury of the outdoors. Over the past couple of years I have been adding the human element into what I photograph. Do I enjoy it? It is a challenge, but has helped in finding what I really like? For me yes it has.
What I have found is that the blending of light, steel and product has become a portrait that is usually left only for those that have the artist eye or desire to see into a place.
So look around where you work and put aside the daily walk downs or blank stares at the desk top and see what is present. A whole new world can open up and add to your version of the cubicle.