St. Martin's Cathedral, Bratislava, 2011
Plaça de Santa Maria, Barcelona, 2009
New Oxford Street & Shaftesbury Avenue, London, 2011
Ulitsa Vosstaniya / Nevskiy Prospekt, St. Petersburg, 2010
De Roode Leeuw, Gouda, 2009
Church of our Lady, Brugge, 2009
Ronde Lutherse Kerk, Amsterdam, 2010
Szabad sajtó út / Váci utica, Budapest, 2009
Rue de l'Industrie, Geneva, 2011
Colegio La Salle, Sant Pere més Alt, Barcelona, 2009
Ulitsa Konstantina Zaslonova / Ulitsa Voronezhskaya, St. Petersburg, 2010
Synagogue Košice, Košice, 2009
Fö utca / Jégverem utca, Budapest, 2009
Resslova / Dittrichova, Prague, 2011
DLT (Dom Leningradskoi Torgovly), St. Petersburg, 2010
Rijksmuseum (east side), Amsterdam
Nuruosmaniye Mosque, Istanbul, 2010
North West Corner, Oxford Circus, London, 2010
Procuratoria Della Basilica Di San Marco, Venice, 2009
Albert Bridge, London, 2011
Pergamon Museum, Berlin, 2009
Primate's Palace, Bratislava, 2011
Werderscher Markt / Schinkelplatz, Berlin, 2011
Petit Pont / Quai du Marché Neuf, Paris, 2009
Oriel Chambers, Liverpool, 2010
Cellebroedersstraat, Antwerp, 2009
Prinsengracht / Leidsegracht, Amsterdam, 2010
Scaffold structures and building nettings can be found in many cities. Their presence a universal symbol of the city in transformation; cities that are never complete, always in a state of flux. These utilitarian structures of tubes, planks, and coverings, shift when the sun has set and the construction sites become vacated. The scaffolds and nets attach, and envelop host buildings much like an insect’s woven pod. Bathed in the sodium and florescent glow of the surrounding city, scaffold chrysalises take on new form and become their own sculptural being. Like a butterfly’s chrysalis, these quiet structures hide a metamorphosis within.
Photography paralyzes the temporal existence of these structural entities. The photograph is both a document of the mundane, and a preserved artifact of overlooked beauty. The flat, stock lighting of the urban nighttime setting collapses geographic proximity. These are not views of a city, but views of the city. Together, this collection forms a new topography.
The city of Thekla, from Italo Calvino’s novel Invisible Cities, composed entirely of cranes and scaffold exists only in imaginary form, but can be found in scattered pockets within all of our cities.
Chromogenic prints, 50 x 60cm edition 8 / 120 x 144cm edition 4.