Ostentatious, extravagant, ornate, beautiful, and possibly the largest folly in the world, The Tour Eiffel has a place somewhere in everyone’s subconscious and (dare he say it), hearts. This appeal, and my love of the city of Paris, willed me to look at it from a different angle, I wanted to see how it was viewed from the many different residents of Paris, who can see it from their apartment windows, all around the city. Each window frames the tower from a different distance and angle, allowing it to play a role alongside the objects within the room, almost like a fairy tale castle in a children's book. Whilst viewing the tower from different apartments, the viewer has a sense of experiencing part of the residents’ lives, sharing a connection with others who can also see it. Paris is much more than an architectural folly - but if you wanted an anchor to view Paris from, it would probably be the iconic Tour Eiffel.
My work explores the relationship people have with territory and space, the boundaries we define. I try to convey a sense of voyeurism. The compositions are simple and direct, as if looking through a neighbouring window. The images are detailed, arousing the viewer’s curiosity making them look again. Agent www.traylerandtrayler.com Gallery www.gallerynine5.com