My photography series Drive In will be installed at Main SkyTrain Station until spring/summer 2015!
Drive In is a series that was photographed during a 15 000km North American road trip in 2010. The series is a documentation of rural areas straining to keep up with current shifts in society, due to technological innovation and environmental effects. With an interest in the history and psychology behind place and popular culture, this series depicts overlooked landscapes and objects that struggle to retain their purpose within an evolving consumerist culture. Drive In examines the role of architecture in the modern world, its playfulness and the complex role it represents within North American culture and the natural environment. The architectural forms create a dialogue with the topography; while witnessing the fading pulse of an ideology that was based on an unsustainable model. This photography series is curiosity-driven, revealing echoes of what is left behind over time. Drive In explores the dialogue between architecture and its environment from a social perspective; of literal and metaphorical structures and the spaces it can unavoidably create around itself.
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Krista Jahnke lives and works in Vancouver, BC and likes to ask