My name is Jordan Crowder (triggermemory), I’m a 27 year old Toronto-based architectural designer and visualization artist.
My interest in urban exploring stemmed back in 2013. I remember craving the ability to sit on the edge of a skyscraper, witness the city exposed, silenced, framed, yet open. A way to converse with the buildings and environment face to face, from one roof to another. The adrenaline rush, the thrill and near-death moments held together through images and shared with my closest of friends. The experience of space and architecture at heights most never will. We build skyscrapers that the average person only touches at the pedestrian scale, that only some live through behind a glassed in fixed view cell which they deem their home, yet always stay on the same channel architecturally. Our world is to be explored in it’s full entirety.
With that said, I don’t want to limit myself to a single type of photography or design. I believe there’s beauty in everything, the question is on one’s ability to take the time to grasp and capture these fleeting moments within our very finite existence. Everything I do is for myself first and foremost and as a way to document my experiences.
The mood I’m in and the emotions I want to express are an amplifier and motivator to take photos. I want my photos to speak to me of a specific time, place, event and experience. A way to playback what has passed and allow the memories to live a second longer. I capture to trace back later what I felt, to hold still, what I remembered, the emotions, the intensity, the heaviness, the vehemence in the nostalgia. A way to trigger my memory.