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.
Elevation No. 1
Approaching from the West
Approaching from the East
After 2 years of growth
Before the summer rains
After the summer rains
View from the Helicopter
Hotel on a the hill
Tram on the viaduct
Power station lighting up the city
Streetview at night