The same way our social media profiles are curated collections of photos, status updates, and links, our bedrooms, offices, and kitchens hold collections of objects that tell people who we are. Spacebook is a documentary web series that seeks to explore its subjects’ lives through these objects.
I started Spacebook in the summer of 2013. My friend and frequent collaborator Thomas Baldwin had the idea to interview people about the objects in their desks. After a test shoot that turned into the first episode of Spacebook, we decided to expand it to be their entire spaces – bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, etc. Since then, I have filmed and edited twelve episodes (except for episode five, which was shot by Jeff Bruce).
My thanks to everyone who has agreed to let the world peep into their private spaces: Hilary Osborn, Alexis Bramhall, Dylan Marron, David Atkins, Riana Johnson, Chloe Isacke and Miriam Shlimovich (caretakers of Jane the Russian Cat), Ora Katz, Jack Brooks, Mary Boo Anderson, Dorothy Lam; ZiHong, Patrick Infurna, and Jamie Beckenstein.
If you’d like to read more of my thoughts on the aesthetic of Spacebook, check out my piece in Things Created By People on Episode 11.
If you are in the New York area and interested in either being interviewed, interviewing someone, or being behind the camera, email me.