Image via NPR
Loving this ongoing project by photographer Meggan Gould. It’s one of those things that makes you realize that, perhaps, art and beauty (and sometimes horrible messiness) is all around us. Gould takes photos of people’s desktops; that is, their computer desktops. When she scopes one she likes, she’ll snap up a pic, including a bit of the background for context. The result is as telling as a traditional portrait. We immediately get a sense for the person sitting in front of the screen, even if we never see him or her. The obsessive. The neat. The creative. The distracted. It’s all right there on little glowing rectangles.
For what it’s worth, my desktop is a sleek Macbook Pro 13” plugged into a 27” HD display, surrounded with a tasteful Scotch, a handmade notepad, and pen. All resting on the back of a rare albino unicorn.
What’s on your desktop?