Photos by Tom Wik
Photos of houses that are a little off (ok a lot) or are struggling to keep up appearances.
The marks of individuality found in the details of people’s houses suggest a complicated wealth of experience just behind the facades. It’s the comically and beautifully “off” – the sometimes awkward but often subtle expressions of the facade – that reveal a house’s character. I’m drawn to houses that haven’t had the chance to bring in a stylist before the shoot – houses where the fantasy of Home Sweet Home is fraying at the edges. The scars of the struggle to keep up appearances are plainly visible and so are the attempts to hide them.