The Office... Tim Street-Porter
This photographer relishes his studio’s iconic neighbourhood.
DESCRIBE YOUR O FFICE? My o ce and studio is a loft in a 1920s o ce building on the corner of Hollywood and Vine, in downtown Hollywood. My studio has one large room, a separate o ce space where my assistant works, plus a kitchen and bathroom, with shower. I was lucky to have my interior designer wife Annie Kelly design my studio, with a palette of clean white modern furniture as a background to my large colour prints hanging in the room. WHAT INITIALLY APPEALED TO YOU ABOUT THE SPACE? I loved the historic Hollywood location, and the building, which is home to musicians, record producers, and other entertainment industry personnel. The valet parking and doorman are pretty great too. It is walking distance from where I live in the Hollywood Hills. WHAT ARE YOUR DESK ESSENTIALS? I don’t really have a desk. I work wherever I put down my laptop. WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT YOUR WORKSPACE? It is where my lm archives and books are stored. With all of my les and photos on the wall, it would be easy to guess that I am a photographer. WHAT’S THE VIEW? Pure Hollywood – the Boulevard lined with palm trees, glimpses of the Hollywood Hills and the distant Getty Museum. I can even see planes taking o from LAX airport. COULD YOU DESCRIBE A TYPICAL DAY? I join my assistant in the morning and work through the day’s photo requests and assignments. WHAT IS A DREAM DESK PIECE YOU WOULD BUY RIGHT NOW? Actually a dream chair – the Eero Aarnio ‘Ball’ chair would be perfect! IF YOU COULD LOCATE YOUR STUDIO ANYWHERE ELSE, WHERE WOULD THAT BE? I’m very happy where it is... timstreetporter.com
“I loved the historic Hollywood location and the building, which is home to musicians, record producers...” Photograph TIM STREET PORTER