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Office tale of Tali Kimelman, photographer

Office tale of Tali Kimelman, photographer

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you:
I’m Tali. I currently work as a freelance photographer. I used to work in science, I have a BS in Computer Engineering and an MS in Biomedical Engineering but I don’t do that any more.

Your current job :
Photographer. I shoot mainly advertising but also food, architecture, landscape, people… You can see my work

In which city are you located?
In Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, in South America.

A word to define what kind of worker you are :

What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..):
My camera, the computer with photoshop and wacom tablet.

What does your office space look like?
My workspace is my home as well and I also have my photography studio here. I live in a very sunny apartment with a beautiful view.

What kind of music do you listen when you are working ?
Quiet music that lets me concentrate in what I’m doing without distracting me. Right now I am listening to Alela Diane’s “The Pirate’s Gospel”.

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ?
No, actually I am not very organized and since I work from home, every day is different and most of the time I do what I feel like doing at the moment.

What tips would you give to improve productivity ?
Make lists and cross out everything you finish. It feels great and it helps.

You’re better than your colleagues to :
Better? No. Just Different.

What is the best advice anyone has given you?
Look for answers inside yourself.

What is your best tip for saving time ?
I procrastinate a lot. I think I’m not the person to give this tip.

What is your routine start and end of the day ?
I wake up at 7:00 am (without using an alarm clock) and the morning is usually my best time to work. I cook lunch and after that I do some more stuff but I am much less efficient in the afternoon. I usually go to bed early.

Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go without?
My camera.