Lego City
Project info

Is it Dubai? Is it Hong Kong? New York? Singapore? Toronto? Vancouver?

Or all of the above?

Cities used to be the result of collective will and a desire to shape – to control – our environments. They were expressions of the things that happened in them.

Now they're about branding and image. Like plastic, like LEGO City, they're no longer built to last - they can be pulled down when fashions change. LEGO City expresses the modern absence of community in city-shaping.

Although stylized, these photographs of LEGO City show us how the line between plastic and uninhabited has become virtually indistinguishable from the “real thing”.

This project is a collaboration between my husband, Raymond Girard, who built the city, and myself who art directed and photographed the city.