No, I’m not photographing real-estate. This is a glimpse at a new project I’ve recently begun. The excessive numbers of surplus existing homes crowding the housing market has been cited as one of the major forces behind the slow pace of the economic recovery.
I was surprised to find, that even in the relatively-moderate income county which I call home, that there was a large number of relatively-new houses for sale, whose asking prices were in excess of triple the median home price and which have been on the market for the better part of a year.
This project, Extraordinary [Surplus] involves ‘portraiture’ of these houses. The aim not to document their grandeur, but simply to put a face on the most extraordinary examples of the excess housing market.