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townsite-diptychs-Diningroom

Townsite House – Diningroom Diptych, toned fiber-based silver gelatine print, 34 × 34 cm (each image), 2006

townsite-diptychs-Fixture

Townsite House – Fixture Diptych, toned fiber-based silver gelatine print, 34 × 34 cm (each image), 2006

townsite-diptychs-Frontdoor

Townsite House – Front Door Diptych, toned fiber-based silver gelatine print, 34 × 34 cm (each image), 2006

townsite-diptychs-Frontporch

Townsite House – Front Porch Diptych, toned fiber-based silver gelatine print, 34 × 34 cm (each image), 2006

townsite-diptychs-Hallway

Townsite House – Hallway Diptych, toned fiber-based silver gelatine print, 34 × 34 cm (each image), 2006

townsite-diptychs-Stairs

Townsite House – Stairs Diptych, toned fiber-based silver gelatine print, 34 × 34 cm (each image), 2006

The Townsite House Project is a two-part body of work consisting of a series of 34 toned, fibre-based silver gelatin prints and a book work. The project was inspired by the experience in living in Corner Brook’s Townsite area. Four models of homes were built in the 1920-30’s by the pulp and paper mill for their management and skilled labour. I photographed in five homes – all the same model as the one I live in. I wanted to provide a reading experience that would give the visual equivalence of the uncanny experience of being in homes that are the same/not the same as mine.

The photographic component is a modular series of single, diptych and triptych images. As seemingly unmitigated documents of the homes, the photographs elicit a simultaneous reaction of familiarity and disorientation.