Derrick Lin is a strictly iPhone-using photographer who meticulously captures the everyday nuances we take for granted, and turns them into tiny, delightful pieces of art – figuratively speaking.
“An observer of the tiny moments of agency life, figuratively speaking. iPhone only.”
Lin immortalises the significant subtleties of everyday life across a series of office landscapes, ranging from notebooks to coffee mugs.
“A bittersweet, comic rendering of everyday office life in miniature, intricately staged tableaus that are by turns laugh-out-loud funny or gently philosophical.”
Lin’s series of works ranging from everyday office life to recreations of iconic artworks have been accumulated in his upcoming book, Work, Figuratively Speaking: The Big Setbacks and Little Victories of Office Life.
“Lin manages to capture the pains and pleasures of modern office life, from the joy of an unexpectedly slow day to a boozy office birthday party, a backstabbing colleague, and the agony of waiting on a new freelance gig.”
“Even difficult moments are shown in a way that makes them lighter, more relatable, and unexpectedly funny.”
The project began as a creative challenge in 2014, and his Instagram featuring the images has gained a steady following.
Lin aimed to bring a lightness to the seeming mundanity of an office job and has created a universally relatable series for anyone in a corporate environment to enjoy.
“Universally appealing, this book will resonate with anyone who has ever held down an office job—from those sitting down at their first desk to cubicle veterans.”