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Townsite House-Window (livingroom 62EVR), toned fiber-based silver gelatine print, 38 × 38 cm (image size), 2006

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Townsite House-Window (livingroom 67CS), toned fiber-based silver gelatine print, 38 × 38 cm (image size), 2006

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Townsite House-Window (diningroom 59EVR), toned fiber-based silver gelatine print, 38 × 38 cm (image size), 2006

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Townsite House-Window (kitchen 59EVR), toned fiber-based silver gelatine print, 38 × 38 cm (image size), 2006

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Townsite House-Window (diningroom 61EVR), toned fiber-based silver gelatine print, 38 × 38 cm (image size), 2006

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Townsite House-Window (kitchen 61EVR), toned fiber-based silver gelatine print, 38 × 38 cm (image size), 2006

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Townsite House-Window (livingroom 70EVR), toned fiber-based silver gelatine print, 38 × 38 cm (image size), 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.