Lonely Towers

 Assembled informally as time and travel present compelling subjects, Lonely Towers is an ongoing photo series exploring the origins and stewardship of anomalous residential, office, or entertainment-use towers in locations that are otherwise dominated by low-rise buildings. Such buildings make compelling photo subjects for obvious reasons - they are singular in their surroundings, often dramatic from any angle. They are also compelling writing subjects - frequently the result of onetime exceptions to municipal rules, subject to local conflict, or symbolic of economic centers of gravity for the areas around them.