Artworks > Brigadoon

Brigadoon (Campbell Tents)
Chromogenic Print
9" x 40"
2012
Brigadoon (Campbell Tents) - detail
Chromogenic Print
9" x 40"
2012
Brigadoon (Campbell Tents) - detail
Chromogenic Print
9" x 40"
2012
Brigadoon (Campbell Tents) - detail
Chromogenic Print
9" x 40"
2012
Brigadoon (Scramblers, 2008 - 2012)
Chromogenic Print
30 x 40 inches
2012
Brigadoon (Scrambler, Sault Ste. Marie)
Chromogenic Print
8 x 10 inches
2010
Brigadoon (Scrambler, Jane Finch Mall)
Chromogenic Print
8 x 10 inches
2009
Brigadoon (Scrambler Coney Island)
Chromogenic Print
8 x 10 inches
2008

The suburban parking lot carnival appears often unannounced in the same locations year after year with sounds, smells, concessions, and inhabitants that appear unchanged year after year... like the immortal Brigadoon. Like the shopping mall lots they tend to inhabit, their locations are often much less relevant to our experience of them than the trademark recognizability of each ride and vendor.

For this project, I photographed the rides and tents of over 20 parking lot carnivals in both Canada and the US.