I keep a photograph of the house, taken when it was still unspoiled. - Charlus in Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time
New Homes shows the interiors of newly built, not yet purchased and still uninhabited high-rise apartments in London, UK. Taken across eight different apartment blocks and inside 17 individual apartments, the photographs together form what appears to be one homogenous space.
These apartments stand empty, yet lie in one of the largest housing markets in the world. The series depicting part empty and part pre-furnished apartments, explores our modern understanding of a home. The series moves from dark, cosy, ambiguous interiors towards ever increasingly minimal and sterile surfaces, where small marks and imperfections are the only details to indicate human presence and the passing of time. The exact status of the apartments, whether they are uninhabited, empty or occupied, is not always apparent. Every apartment presents a particular lifestyle and taste.