Hotels are often presented as simulations of other places and times: the English country home, the French chateau, or the grand railway hotels of times past. They also attempt to recreate the home, a feeling of comfort and privacy. All of these elements are accentuated in the lobby, which is presented as a self-contained, idealized world within a very public environment. Couches and coffee tables are placed alongside pay phones and security cameras. Furniture and lighting encourages rest and pause, but within a transitionary space.
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Digital chromogenic prints, framed
hotels.zip (6mb) ZIP archive with 1600x1280 resolution JPEGs.