Matthew Williams Exhibition 'Outside'

Kiwi photographer Matthew Williams has traveled around the globe to shoot homes for Dwell. You can catch the Brooklyn-based artist's work later this month, however, in New York at the studio space of Workstead.

Photographer Matthew Williams's upcoming exhibition <i>Outside</i> opens April 19 in Brooklyn.
Photographer Matthew Williams's upcoming exhibition Outside opens April 19 in Brooklyn. Image courtesy of matthew williams.

Outside, the title of the exhibition, will feature Williams's cloud series. Opening April 21, the show will be on view through May 6 at Workstead, located at 317 Van Brunt Street in Brooklyn. In anticipation of the event, a few images of Williams's work for Dwell.

Four our February 2010 issue, Williams traveled to London to capture the space of Bruce Thatcher and Kirsty Leighton. "A lot of the modern extensions to old houses are not fully conceived but the owners  and architect William Tozer went all the way with thisn home and the result is stunning," he said upon his return.

England town house modern facade
Bruce Thatcher and Kirsty Leighton outside their home in London, England.

Shortly thereafter, Williams flew to the Windy City to photograph a sumptuous meal at the home of food lovers Arthur and Chelsea Jackson, he a chef at Bijan's Birstro and she an editorial director for university publications as well as a certified pastry chef. "Never have I eaten so well on a shoot," Williams said.

Chicago condo kitchen
At breakfast, Arthur multitasks while seated at the dining table next to Chelsea. He hand-stenciled the pattern on the wall in the background.

Our June 2010 issue took Williams to the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, where an architect designed a home for which 90-percent of the materials were sourced from within a one-kilometer radius of the site.

Djuhara deliberately incorporated ghostly echoes of the original property into his design. Here, the skeletal frame of an original wall perfectly flanks the metal runway that descends from the living room and lends the garden the evocative ambience of a r
A view of the Wisnu Residence in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Back in North America, Williams photographed the Toronto art studio and home of Canadian painter Kent Monkman for our November 2010 issue then headed back home to New York to capture writer Alexandra Lange and her family in their renovated home in Brooklyn.

Live work space with Eero Saarinen Womb chair and vintage silver floor lamp
Painter Kent Monkman's loftlike space houses both his art studio as well as his home. Image courtesy of matthew williams.
Modern living room with double-suspension Tolomeo from Artemide and Thonet chair
The stunning living room in architect Mark Dixon and writer Alexandra Lange's Brooklyn home. Image courtesy of matthew williams.

Be sure to stop by Workstead April 22 through May 6 to view Williams's cloud series and check back for more of his work in upcoming issues of Dwell. For more about the exhibit visit

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