Neighborhood Watched

Photog exposes the eerie side of the ’burbs

Suburban life is a yawn. Moms taxi their kids to ballet class; people plant flowers or walk dogs. Then again, if movies and TV are any indication, you might want to break out the binoculars, because your neighbor’s likely a serial killer or a bored housewife bedding the handyman.

Photography student Adrian Lesoing explored the dark side of her own suburban neighborhood in Mesa for the “Suburbia: 85201” exhibit, which continues through January 4 in Room BA199 of the Business Administration Building on ASU’s main campus in Tempe. Lesoing captured the images between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m., and used overexposure techniques to give the houses an eerie glow. “The people who live in this area might not view their neighborhood in the way that I [have] through these photographs,” she says, “but it is what it is. The camera doesn’t lie.”


Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Starts: Nov. 18. Continues through Jan. 4, 2009
 
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