|Tristan Fortin Le Breton
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“These generic spaces, these border areas, are expressions of our prosperity. They were developed to respond to our needs for instant gratification and represent the ideology of economic growth at any price.”
Tristan Fortin le Breton, Creator, in Territories
First, an apocalyptic image: a pile of rubble and twisted metal lays spent on a dirt path. Behind it, a leafless forest. Propelled by dark strings and piano, this photograph fades into something else entirely, a suburban housing lot surrounded by a moat of asphalt. A third picture bridges the first two—the flat black of a parking lot juts up to a crumbling barn. Here are the images of development, where urban infrastructure meets the remnants of nature.
Photographer Tristan Fortin Le Breton used a large format camera to take vivid, black and white pictures of urban development. Split into 10 ambient sections, the photos rotate between the boxy forms of development and the soft shapes of nature and wilderness. An apocalyptic soundtrack strings the photo-sets together, and the user is free to choose their order.