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Martyn Thompson

What Is Something That I Would Be Surprised To Find In Your Space?*
This Is A Difficult Question— As What Is Normal To Me May Be Surprising To Others....I Do Have More Tea Towels Than The Average Guy.

Describe Your Ideal Workspace In Three Words...*
Daylit, Spacious And Bit Rough Round The Edges

Does The Space You Work In Have An Interesting Story?
Its The Singer Building In Nyc Which Has Quite A History

Do You Work And Live In The Same Space, If So How Does That Affect Your Work?
Yes- I Have Done This For Many Years. There Are Pros And Cons. Nowadays I Strive To Keep Some Psychological Distance Between The 2 - Otherwise I Easily Find Myself Working In Bed.

What Are You Most Proud Of In The Space?
Its Versatilty- This Is A Very Mobile Space - Nothing Is Too Heavy Or Permanent-You Can Easily Adapt To Suit Your Task At Hand.

How Would You Describe Your Neighborhood?
Soho Is A Nowadays A Super Busy Tourist Neighbourhood. Physically Its Got A Lot Of New York “Industrial Charm”

What Can You See Outside Your Windows?
I Look Out Over A Sea Of Water Tanks And North West Manhattan Describe A Real Life

Mundane Situation That Inspires You!
Light And Shadow Are My Inspiration.

What Themes Do You Pursue In Your Work?
My Ideal Of Beauty

What Is Your Dream Project?
Ive Been Very Fortunate To Explore A Multitude Of Different Yet Related Creative Mediums In My Working Life—To Make A World Of My Own. This Is My Dream. Its Not Something In The Future — Its My Present.

Favourite Song/Band While Working?*
Brian Eno/Thursday Afternoon

What's The Best Advice You've Been Given And From Whom?*
On The Subject Of Light : When I Was First Starting Out As A Photographer, My Friend Polly Borland Said To Me “ Always Remember There Is Only One Sun”. I’ve Never Forgotten This.

What Is Your Most Important Artist's Tool?
The Accident

What Mindset/Mood Do You Make Your Best Art/Work?
Its Often Hard For Me To Find Focus- Multi Tasking Is My Starting Point As It Helps To Bring Order Into The Chaos Of The Mind. Then I Can Start To Calm Down And Focus Into One Project. When I Get there I Can Be Extremely Focused: Entirely Intertnalized. I Like A Calm And Very Quiet Environment.

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