Jun 14, 2011 12:00AM

Environments by Olga Bennett

A prying eye into the studios of creative people working in Melbourne.

OK, so I have voyeuristic tendencies. Not in a perverted sex way, more in an 'I have a folder on my desktop filled with pictures of other people's houses' way. And my obsession with light-filled spaces and converted warehouses (extra points for exposed brick walls and sky-high ceilings) shows no sign of abating. Having spent an unhealthy number of hours perusing interiors on The Selby and Freunde von Freunden, I'm now eagerly awaiting getting my paws on this book.

Environments is a collection of photographs documenting the studios of eleven creative people, most of them working in Melbourne. Subjects include artist Amber Wallis, sustainable fashion designer Ellie Mucke, illustrator and graphic designer Luci Everett, artist Justin Lee Williams, graphic designer Marc Martin, artist and jeweler Penny-Elizabeth Niel, graphic designer Suzy Tuxen from A Friend Of Mine, artists Miso and Ghostpatrol, sustainable stylist Kim Kneipp, knitwear designer Elizabeth Rayman Yong and ceramic artist Belinda Kennedy. Its a colourful hodgepodge of inspirational interiors - some messy, some cluttered, others very organised. Bennett's camera lends itself to the quiet moments - things like mismatched postcards and unwashed late-night wine glasses - the kind of things that a sticky beak like me wants to see.

News & Features

Watch: Neneh Cherry 'Everything'

Frenetic dancing in B+W.


Born In 94: Charlotte Best — Gets Paid To Beat Up People

Shot by Gadir Rajab in Oyster 104: The Exposed Issue.


Oyster Diary: Coachella IRL

"The woman with fake boobs is now wearing a platinum breast plate with 6 breasts on it. Green lasers shoot out of each teat..."


Interview: Kelis On Nostalgia, Furbies & FOOD

"It's not some masterminded, intricate plan."


Oyster Playlist: House Party Edition

Long weekend P.A.R.T.Y. Plus win a prize pack you can drink!


Born Free x Shopbop x Celine x Prada & More

End mother-to-child transmission of HIV by 2015.


Alicia Silverstone's Parenting Book Advice

No tampons or diapers. Feed your bb like a bird.


Drake Lint Rolls Pants Court-Side

A multitasking supportive girlfriend.


Flume Remixes Lorde's 'Tennis Court'

Ultimate Antipodean zeitgeist collision.


Justin Bieber Enjoys A Shrine Honouring War Criminals

Then is "extremely sorry" for offending anyone.


Watch: Artist 'PlopEgg' Paints From Her Vagina (NSFW)

As seen as Germany's Art Cologne fair.


Play: Beyonce 2048

A rip-off the original 2048 which is a rip off of Threes.


'Mellow Gold' Shot By Tim Barber Feat. Megan Thompson

From Oyster 104: The Exposed Issue — on sale now!


Private Parts: Nicolas Jaar Is All Ears For Oyster #104

An intimate exploration of the human body by our favourite writers.


Iggy Azalea Can't Crowdsurf Because Sexual Assault

She also hits #1 on iTunes in the US & Canada!


Exclusive Stream: Ramona Lisa Album 'Arcadia'

Chairlift's Caroline Polachek spreads her solo wings.


'Loverman' — Boys Shot By Sandy Kim x Zara Mirkin

With Earl Sweatshirt, Asger Carlsen, Lee Spielman and more!


Interview: SZA On Skinny Dipping, Enya And Her New Album

From Oyster #104 — The Exposed Issue!


Vogue Sued Over ‘Bound 2’ Sample

Kim and Kanye’s cover shoot video might be illegal.


Rookie No More: Tavi Gevinson Turns 18

Happy birthday, grown ass woman.