Surrounded by creative and inspiring people on a daily basis, New York fashion and lifestyle photographer Justin Chung decided to document the lives of artists, friends, and mentors. And this led to Volume One of Faculty Department, a magazine packaged as a hardcover book that offers a “glimpse inside the lives of noteworthy individuals–while at work, inside their homes, during a particular daily routine, or within the stillness of a moment.”
“The idea of Faculty Department started when I was on a monthlong assignment in Paris during the fall of 2012,” explains Chung in the Introduction. “The task was to document and profile individuals making their mark in creative fields. Over five weeks, I photographed artists, designers, and entrepreneurs. I found the resulting glimpses into their lives both intriguing and insightful.” Take a look at some selections from the book and see if you agree.
Photography by Justin Chung.
Above: Lauren Snyder, owner of home goods shop Primary Essentials, in her Fort Greene, Brooklyn, kitchen.
Above: The living room of Kristoffer Dahy Ernst, owner of Double, a Copenhagen creative agency.
Above: A bookshelf belonging to Frank Muytjens, director of menswear at J. Crew.
Above: The desk of Richard Haines, illustrator and creator of the blog What I Saw Today.
Above: Primary Essentials shop in Brooklyn.
Above L: Truck Furniture studio in Osaka, Japan. Above R: Tokuhiko Kise (who owns Truck with his wife, Hiromi Karatsu) and one of their dogs.
Above: The book is available from Faculty Department and a number of boutiques, as well as Barnes & Noble and Amazon.
Take a look at more Required Reading:
- Wabi-Sabi by Leonard Koren
- Annie Sloan’s Room Recipes for Style and Colour
- The Inspired Home: Nests of Creatives
- The Stuff of Life
- Collected: Living with the Things You Love
Frequently asked questions
What is 'Required Reading' on Remodelista?
'Required Reading' is a recurring feature on Remodelista that highlights inspiring and talented individuals, who range from designers and architects to artists and entrepreneurs.
Who is Justin Chung?
Justin Chung is a New York-based photographer who takes portraits of creatives for editorial and commercial clients. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Architectural Digest, and New York Magazine, among others.
What is 'Faculty Department'?
'Faculty Department' is Justin Chung's ongoing photo project, where he documents the workspaces and creative processes of artists and designers.
What does the article discuss about Justin Chung's work?
The article discusses Justin Chung's photography, specifically focusing on his 'Faculty Department' project, and how it captures the essence of creative individuals and their workspaces.
Why is Justin Chung's work important?
Justin Chung's work provides insight into the creative process of individuals in the art and design industry, and showcases their unique personalities and workspaces.
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