Saturday, November 28, 2009
We managed to get a look inside one of the cookie-cutter houses in an area where I was photographing housing developments. Posing as prospective buyers, we were given free rein to wander through the unfinished house to get a sense of its layout and dimensions. What struck me most was how small it was, how small the rooms were, and also how closely it was packed in between the houses on either side. This spatial restriction, along with the sense of sameness, created an overwhelming effect of feeling stifled and claustrophobic.