Since 2012, New York Times Magazine photo editor Kathy Ryan has been showing off the paper's Renzo Piano-designed New York office using a pretty surprising medium for someone who works at the paper of record. The photos, posted to Instagram, mainly document the hallways and offices of the sixth floor, often in black and white, with sunlight streaming in through the blinds. Now, Ryan's published a book that brings together highlights of this "photographic love song to life at her office" under the title Office Romance, which is also the hashtag she uses when posting the photos.
"From the beginning, the New York Times building was all about the light, and the vibration of light and shadow," writes architect Renzo Piano in the book's introduction. "I'm happy to find somebody who has captured it!" In the afterword, Ryan takes a moment to reflect on her chosen medium, stating that the "effect of the 'like' button cannot be overestimated."
Check out a few recent highlights from her feed below, and note the Vitra Panton chairs.
· Office Romance [Architectural Digest]