For all of our Projectionists!

Do you ever look up at the tiny window at the back of the movie theater and wonder who’s up there? Photographer Joseph O. Holmes has followed the flickering light to find out.

“I’ve always had this fascination with private work spaces,” he says on the phone.

For years Holmes has photographed the places where people are most productive — be it a cluttered desk with an inspirational corkboard, or a tidy cube with a bobblehead and Post-its. His most recent project gets a bit more specific, focusing strictly on the work spaces of the people who make movies happen.

This is one of many stories about machines replacing humans, as Holmes explains: “I’m working against the clock with the whole series because a lot of these theaters are converting to digital projection — which does away with a lot of the interesting stuff in a projection room.”

For the full story and slideshow from NPR click here.

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