Laird Kay is a photographer based in Toronto. Having studied planning and design in Canada, Australia, and Scotland, the images He produces have a distinct architectural perspective. Laird's photographs tell the story of his passions: architecture, travel, and aviation.
Is it Dubai? Is it Hong Kong? New York? Singapore? Toronto? Vancouver? Or all of the above?
Cities used to be the result of collective will and a desire to shape – to control – our environments. They were expressions of the things that happened in them. Now they're about branding and image. Like plastic, they're no longer built to last - they can be pulled down when fashions change. Laird's work expresses the modern absence of community in city-shaping and show us how the line between plastic and uninhabited has become virtually indistinguishable from the “real thing”.
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