My Former Workplace and Workmates

About my former workplace and what made it interesting and enjoyable. A nice little architecture firm based in Pune

A few years back, I worked in a small architecture firm before starting out on my own. The office was one half of my boss’s bungalow. It was a nice little post modernist building with a huge Alsatian sitting by the front porch. Everything about this building was different.

Right down to the design of the window grills.

The office had a skylight which would heat up the place a little too much in the summer months.

But it also got the delicious warm winter sunlight in.

The work desk directly beneath the skylight was a common one for making models and sketching, checking drawings. Or just discussions of any kind…

even office gossip.

The entrance had 3 nice metal frame and canvas chairs. One of which would be occupied by our office man Friday for his afternoon siesta where he would precariously balance the chair on only two of its legs while he napped.

The stairway was where the skylight unfolded its drama at.

The shadow play from the sleek railing and the profile of the steps was magical and alive as it changed throughout the day, through all the seasons.

It was the kind of office that college trainees and fresh graduates would want to join. Work was fun and creative pursuits were encouraged.

We collected a lot of junk in office to keep us entertained, yet a lot of free time would be spent gossiping and playing pranks on each other.

Yet, the extra hours we put in working towards deadlines didn’t seem much being in the company of people so vibrant and happy.

Alas! Nothing, as they say- lasts forever. I quit and started out independently, but this place and these people are forever etched in the collage of memories in my mind.

written by anahgem on 2011-07-04 in #lifestyle

More Interesting Articles

  • Exploring Kolkata, India

    written by priyankamehta13 on 2014-04-14 in #world #locations
    Exploring Kolkata, India

    Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta, was once the great capital of India back when the British ruled our country. This is my hometown, and not the place I study in. I enjoy photographing various urban scenes around it and this is a curated gallery of sorts introducing the old city for you wonderful people.

  • Friday Movie Flashback: 'Closer'

    written by chooolss on 2014-04-04 in #lifestyle
    Friday Movie Flashback: 'Closer'

    "Closer" is made up of flawed yet interesting characters, and it's what makes this a fascinating watch.

  • Transient Living: The Craft and the Craftsmen of Denver, Colorado

    written by maliha on 2014-12-10 in #world #locations
    Transient Living: The Craft and the Craftsmen of Denver, Colorado

    The people of a city, to me, speak volumes about its culture and sense of community. And that is why I sought out the people who make Denver that much more interesting after the initial period of settling down. My search lead to a few establishments that have contributed to making Denver what it is today. In the second story on Transient Living, I present to you two of such establishments: The Craftsman & Apprentice, and A Small Print Shop.

  • Shop News

    Immortalize your best shot on Aluminium!

    Immortalize your best shot on Aluminium!

    Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.

  • Lomography Petzval Lens Photography Tips

    written by gothcupcake on 2014-08-14 in #gear #tipster
    Lomography Petzval Lens Photography Tips

    My boyfriend Scott (@xtharnx) and I are based in Phoenix, Arizona and enjoy experimenting with the Lomography Petzval Lens for its fabulous bokeh effects and dreamy, swirly portraits. Here are a few tips for getting the most out of your Petzval Lens.

  • LomoGuru of the Week: lokified

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-03-23 in #lifestyle

    Lucas is a firm believer of the "Don't Think, Just Shoot" motto. In fact, he captured what he considers his masterpiece by following his instincts and not thinking hard about getting a perfect shot. Know more about this passionate analogue shooter and LomoGuru of the Week - lokified!

  • LomoAmigo Anika shoots with the Lomo LC-A+

    written by zonderbar on 2014-05-07 in #people #lomoamigos
    LomoAmigo Anika shoots with the Lomo LC-A+

    We met Berlin-based musician Anika for the first time while she was dj-ing in the Lomography Embassy Store. We couldn't resist giving her a Lomo LC-A+ and see what she would capture with it. She took the camera to many places around the world including Germany, Israel, Mexico and New York. Check out her analogue shots and learn more about our latest LomoAmigo!

  • Shop News

    Show Off your Pics with Style!

    Show Off your Pics with Style!

    Build vivid hanging LomoCurtains, robust free-standing LomoCastles, and dazzling mounted LomoMosaics! Just click them together with the Lomography Photoclips!

  • LomoAmigo: Stephen Dowling Tests the LC-A 120

    written by hannah_brown on 2015-01-14 in #people #lomoamigos
    LomoAmigo: Stephen Dowling Tests the LC-A 120

    Previously a music journalist, Stephen Dowling now writes for the BBC. If that isn't interesting enough, London-based writer is also passionate about film photography. He has blog called zorkiphoto where he writes about all his favourite cameras and film types. The folks over at Lomography UK lent him an LC-A 120 and, as you'll see in a bit, he managed to get some wonderful shots.

  • Beautiful Geometric Wet Plate Images in Brett Henrikson's 'Chaotic Forms'

    written by chooolss on 2014-09-06 in #lifestyle
    Beautiful Geometric Wet Plate Images in Brett Henrikson's 'Chaotic Forms'

    Making wet plate collodion images is an art in itself, yet Brett Henrikson takes things a little further and gives it his own unique touch to make it just a little more interesting (warning: some images might not be safe for work).

  • Petzval LomoAmigo: Lomokev

    written by hannah_brown on 2014-11-06 in #people #lomoamigos
    Petzval LomoAmigo: Lomokev

    By now most of you would have heard of Lomokev, one of the UK's most prolific film photographers. Based in Brighton, Lomokev loves to shoot with the trusty LC-A and his work has been featured in numerous publications and projects. We lent him a Petzval lens and asked him a few questions about what makes him tick. Here's an exclusive interview, along with a several fantastic shots by the talented UK-based photographer.

  • Shop News

    Wear lomo-love on your skin

    Wear lomo-love on your skin

    You’ve shouted your analogue love from the rooftops and worn your heart on your sleeve – Now it’s time to take it to the next level and wear it on your skin! Our new Lomography Tattoos are fun, easy to apply and come in five designs.

  • RYU x RIO: World Cup 2014 on Kodak Aerochrome Film

    written by zonderbar on 2014-08-11 in #news
    RYU x RIO: World Cup 2014 on Kodak Aerochrome Film

    Weeks have passed and yet Germans are still celebrating the victory of their heroic football team. Shortly before the World Cup started, we took notice of an interesting photography project on Kickstarter. Berlin-based sports photographer Ryu Voelkel called for help to create a football photography book like no other. The campaign was successfully funded. Ryu made his way to Brazil and came back with amazing shots including some very special Kodak Aerochrome photographs. Meet Ryu and learn more about him and his special moments at the WC 2014.

  • Perfect Combination: Rollei A110 + Kodak Ultra

    written by sandergroen on 2014-03-24 in #lifestyle
    Perfect Combination: Rollei A110 + Kodak Ultra

    Isn't it nice that Lomography has revived 110 film? This is my perfect combination: a high-speed Kodak 110 cassette in a miniature Rollei.

  • Artist Jennifer West Mounts Flashlight Filmstrip Projections in Ongoing Exhibit

    written by chooolss on 2014-09-27 in #news
    Artist Jennifer West Mounts Flashlight Filmstrip Projections in Ongoing Exhibit

    35mm and 70mm filmstrips take center stage in this fascinating cinematic installation by Los Angeles-based artist Jennifer West. Learn more about it after the jump!