When the mega-talented Jewish wedding photographer in London Rahul Khona got in touch with me to shoot up a photography storm, I was really into the idea of capturing some images of my work / home space, as well as a few portraits.
I adore blogging and running a business from my home in Kentish Town, but inevitably, the boundaries between work, motherhood, marriage and ‘me’ time are a continuous blur. It’s something I’m used to though, as prior to setting up Smashing The Glass, I was running a freelance design business for 12 years, and working from home for about 50% of my projects.
My work space reflects my design background – there are Apple products everywhere, Pop Art influences, art books, sketch pads, pens and pencils, and a sense of clean aesthetics (that makes me sound really w*nky, doesn’t it?!).
As well as my desk space, Rahul also photographed me working around the flat, because running a business from home means working at the kitchen table, on the sofa, and from the comfort of your bedroom, right? He also captured some wonderful shots of my 8 month old daughter who’s already more than at home on my Apple Mac (and also a keen student of HTML — if you care to scroll down!). The images of me holding her whilst I’m in front of my laptop really encapsulate the juggling act that I’m trying to manage as a new working mum.
Rahul was such a joy to work with. A really cool guy and a creative master as well as a technician. What a top man – we really gelled, although I bet he could make anyone feel at ease! I particularly loved his informal manner and enterprising style.
If you’re contemplating your wedding photographer, I would highly recommend him. In fact I enjoyed working with him so much, that I shall shortly be adding him as a Smashing Supplier.
Do you work from home? What are your tips for effectively managing the blur between a work / home life?
All imagery: Rahul Khona