2012 - 2015
Pier 70 is shopping center in South Philadelphia, where suburban-style consumerism meets big-city reality. I grew up skateboarding on the loading docks behind shopping centers like this, and I'm always curious about the secrets waiting to be discovered beyond the facade of the storefront. Often times, those discoveries are revolting, but during this time at Pier 70, a provisional sanctuary existed among the sinkholes and exposed re-bar.
This project is currently being developed into a limited-edition, hand-made book by Permanent Drift.