“Office” by Lars Tunbjörk

March 31, 2014
Lars Tunbjörk’s book on offices shows us the many different aspects of what it’s like to work in one of these tiny compartmentalized work areas. There are stark interiors of off-white and grey, fluorescent mazes, protruding wires, jumbles of paper work, and over worked employees. Tunbjörk uses a very direct flash to illuminate this sanitized environment. There are many other books on offices (Friedlander’s is also amazing) but Tunbjörk’s stands out because of his ability to emphasize the subdued tones with a mastery of color and the vast array of depictions of this institutionalized existence.