Parkwood Towers

Parkwood Towers was a sort of photo essay exposing the individual living areas of a certain apartment building in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 

I knocked on each door in the apartment building, and asked the resident if I could take a photo of the their living room.

The images are accompanied with original stories, all based in some version of the truth.

 The cover. Inspired by the wood-panelling wall present in most suites, the cover is a reflection of the grid. The texture of the cover is that of the walls. 

The cover. Inspired by the wood-panelling wall present in most suites, the cover is a reflection of the grid. The texture of the cover is that of the walls. 

 

The Wall = The Grid

The concept came from the fact that everyone in the building lives in the midst of a great wood-panelling wall. The thought was to capture a glimpse of each wall - how people lived around it, and how they each chose to dress it up. The wall became the grid for the book. 

 An example of an inner page - each spread represented a different unit in the building.

An example of an inner page - each spread represented a different unit in the building.

 Intro page

Intro page

 The book was organized by floor; each new floor is introduced with an elevator page.

The book was organized by floor; each new floor is introduced with an elevator page.

 Unit 201 wouldn't let me in. 

Unit 201 wouldn't let me in. 

 The old buzzer.

The old buzzer.

 

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