• Single rooms
We present you a series of portraits of Canadian photographer Stephen Beckley, who chose as the subject of people in single rooms, budget hotels and roadside motels.
According to Stephen Beckley, the aim of his project was the study of the relationship that arises between the individual and its environment at home. In the author was not a one-time experience of a lifetime "two houses", and the two unrelated places always different effect on his emotions, thoughts and behavior. As a result, Stephen realized that his personality there is a clear division, and the accompanying anxiety, instability and impermanence.
His house was divided, as well as the split was his personality. And he began to think about how to how he influences his house, and the impact that a house on it's own. These ideas inspired the photographer to explore the relationship in a pair of "identity-building" provided that the common notion of "home" as a kind of a cozy place, where all around for the person of their own, will be replaced by something else. For example, in the hotel room.
In the background to take a picture using the interiors of roadside hotels and small hotels. Used as temporary housing, these spaces as if offering their own versions of events, creating a thin thread of the narrative. In subjects had only a few hours trying to inhabit the room, to give them their individuality in order to be able to create a portrait. And because of that attitude that people line up with the outside of his room, in the temporary lodging there are "temporary" people.
Motel "New Woodbine", number 239.
Motel "New Woodbine", number 18.
Hotel "Stirling Inn", number 233.
Hotel "Idlewood Inn", number 5.
Motel "Andrew's", number 107.
Motel "Andrew's", number 204.
Motel "New Elgin", number 3.
Motel "New Elgin", number 6.
Motel "Lido", number 237.
Motel "Eastside", number 31.
Motel "Eastside", number 22.
Motel "New Woodbine", number 17.