This body of work analyzes urban sprawl within the regions of Dallas/Fort Worth. Between the years 1980 and 2010, this area has physically expanded by 116.9 percent. At a current approximate population of seven million, Dallas/Fort Worth is projected to reach over ten million by 2040.

Utilizing digital processes, I combine photographs of architecture onto photographs of undeveloped areas of Dallas/Fort Worth. Each single image in this series consists of multiple photographs. The images attempt to visualize what these untouched plots of land could look like in years to come.

These empty buildings are what is left behind after urban development. This type of structure often becomes overlooked. The images are constructed in a way that aims to elevate these buildings from their original significance. The resulting composite landscapes question if photographic fabrication can inform truth.
© Jake Dockins 2019