Project info

The Towers is a study of apartment high-rises and skyscrapers, taken from a distance and presented in such a way as to portray both a sense of human power and isolation. I climbed to the top levels of parking garages or walked out onto elevated freeways to position myself for some of these photographs. At other times, I was able to establish a spot up to half a mile away although I don’t normally have that kind of space to work with. My attempt was to capture not only the architectural beauty of these structures but also their eerie impersonality when looked at from a certain vantage point - like honeycombs with their relentless patterns of steel and windows. I deliberately removed any traces of sky to emphasize the solitude of these buildings. Unlike the rural and row houses that I often photograph – where personality and individualism predominate – the urban towers exist at a kind of emotionless macro level, exuding a sense of awe; a world where hundreds, if not thousands, of people work and live.