This project stems from a very personal experience with home ownership. It explores the diversity – and tension – in
In 2005, at the peak of the housing market, I bought a new home in nice neighborhood. A few months later, the block was full, but when the bubble burst, neighbors fled. Houses sat abandoned, lawns turned brown, then green again as weeds and invasive plants took over. By 2007, property values had been cut in half, and new neighbors waded in on a wave of foreclosures.
To be continued/shifted.
Images from the first iteration were posted without caption, as an experiment in interpretation, and as an attempt to silence my own biases. That approach didn’t really open dialog, though, so the project has been updated to outline what I see in each frame; to note why I took each picture.
1 – https://www.instagram.com/p/hxzmE/
2 – https://www.instagram.com/p/jTmD7/
4 – https://www.instagram.com/p/lqDBW/
5 – https://www.instagram.com/p/mYs9K/
6 – https://www.instagram.com/p/mtuAN/
7 – https://www.instagram.com/p/nqETz/
8 – https://www.instagram.com/p/GsO4s4TAS2/
9 – https://www.instagram.com/p/GzpV3ZzAW2/
11 – https://www.instagram.com/p/HVJq68zAUQ/
12 – https://www.instagram.com/p/HZZHCyTAa7/
14 – https://www.instagram.com/p/HkCjpETAVX/
16 – https://www.instagram.com/p/H5WbVETATF/
17 – https://www.instagram.com/p/H94_vITAcI/
18 – https://www.instagram.com/p/IC6Ik0TAVt/