‘Twilight Architecture’ C type prints, 2007.

During a two month residency in Dawson City, site of the Klondike Gold Rush, I took over a hundred large format photographs of the buildings of the town at midnight, from ramshackle Log Cabins of the 1890’s to modern municipal buildings.

Close to the Arctic Circle the nights are infused with a strange light, that undermines the normal conceptions of night and day with a uncanny sense of temporal ambiguity.

By day I wrote about the slow transition from foreign to familiar, tracking the construction of another architecture; my relationship to place.

The buildings of Dawson explore relationships between practicality and the pervasive mythology of the ‘frontier’, the writing the relationship between the imagination and experience of a foreign place.

The images will be exhibited as wall panels, the text and image in book form.