Idle Quarters Photography


Each photographic relief diorama in South African fine art photographer Sandy McLea’s Idle Quarters series is composed of three-dimensionally altered images of abandoned building interiors in Kolmanskop, a ghost town in the Namibian desert. Artworks are constructed by bending and joining prints of the walls, floor, and doors from multiple angles so that a viewer’s sense of perspective is altered and warped when experiencing each work. The artist meticulously conceals details around hidden corners, through cracks and partially ajar doors, creating a sense of awe and discovery each time a work is studied.

Once the Idle Quarters series has sold, the artist will not create any more works from this particular site.


Works in the Idle Quarters collection are part of a 7-edition closed series, and each is signed and numbered by the artist.

Idle Quarters pricing is dependent on the remaining number of editions per work. As a series which has found a strong following in art galleries internationally, both individual pieces and multi-work private sets are considered highly collectable.

Dimensions: 26” x 21.5” x 3.5” (unless otherwise noted)

Price range of works shown: $3200 – 4400

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