I love to peer behind the scenes and take a look at the lives of people who create things. I love to get a glimpse of the places they work, the tools that they use and even the cars that they drive. Perhaps it’s that I hope to get to see something more. Maybe I’ll find what inspires them, what drives them or even gain a new perspective on their work. That’s why I love this series by Brazilian photographer Carol Sachs. Showing a day-in-the-life of designer Corin Mellor, it offers a fantastic glimpse behind the scenes and shows us where Mellor creates his silverware, tableware and furniture.
Commissioned last year for the sixth issue of Port Magazine, the images show Mellor’s beautiful workshop at the Mellor factory, studio and museum in Derbyshire, UK. Sachs has a wonderful ability to capture a gentle and near-meditative tone in her images and the workshop looks like the perfect place to work. I’d love for this place to be my studio!