kristin chapman

the hideway

The Hideaway Series began in 2011. The series explores a recreational trailer park outside of Modesto that is occupied mostly by seasonal boaters, hang gliders and a few full-time residents.  The park itself consist of mostly vintage trailers many have an addition of sorts like decks, sheds, rooms making them “trabins”.  My attempt to document and record everything from vacant settings, to objects left behind and textures created by the outdoor elements.  As my father would say, “it’s a step above camping.” The Hideaway series captures the desperate attempts to make this place domicile, all the while scenes are eerily vacant.