A Guide To Modern Living - Ryan Trower

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32 pp / 190 x 230mm
Staple Bound
Fedrigoni paper
First edition of 100


‘A Guide To Modern Living’ was inspired by the brochures used by developers to market their new estates. Slick adverts capture show-homes with immaculate interiors and perfectly manicured exteriors, with adjective-garnished descriptions describing in detail how their homes in particular with meet a buyer’s needs in the best way.

Making these photographs helped me to understand and further explore the faceless nature of the estate I live on, part of the 200,000 homes which are built each year; homes which are marketed as being in the stunning countryside, but which are built upon that very same, rapidly depleting, countryside.

Made during the lockdowns of 2020, I was able to emphasise the eerie emptiness which I usually see here. Homes for thousands, with a tangible, yet invisible, community.


FIELD NOTES is a series of affordable zines showcasing photography projects which explore our relationship with 'place'.