... THE OFFICEPEOPLE ...
... the officepeople ...
today just as yesterday, just as tomorrow, just as every day
photography by chris maggio, adam katz sinding, emma louise swanson
video by priest fontaine
ten women and ten men arrive by thom browne school bus. dressed in thom browne’s classic grey jacket and grey pleated skirt, grey tie, grey cardigan, white oxford shirt, and longwing brogues with black four-bar socks, and carrying identical thom browne black pebbled leather hard briefcases, they are a living tableaux of uniformity and repetition.
fall in line. backs straight. eyes forward. thom browne eyewear at twelve o’clock.
crisply folded white pocket square at three o’clock. briefcase at seven o’clock, two top buttons buttoned and a flash of grosgrain, ties clipped.
now that we’re all set, let’s move.
step-by-step, 57th, 58th, 59th, fifth avenue. the percussion of black leather brogues on pavement. the whoosh of pleated grey tailoring.
sounds of a lone trombone. backed by the symphony of the city. order among disorder. repetition among improvisation. uniform among variety.
hello new york.
this looks like a nice spot for lunch. a quiet moment by the water.
what’s on the menu for today? pb&j.
a vision of simple things made beautiful. today, just as yesterday, just as tomorrow, just as everyday.
a peek inside a thom browne RWB stripe briefcase, what treasures lie inside? adventures with the hardy boys, with nancy drew. a moment to slip away.
okay, books away, everybody up.
ties straightened, briefcases to the right, four-bars to the left, RWB grosgrain down the middle.
a picture painted in grey. there goes the bell, brogues back on pavement everyone, time to disperse.
... meet you at the school bus ...