New Topographics demonstrated a new way to show architecture. Photographers captured ordinary scenes-- tract homes and gas stations abound-- but with a new style. If the original New Topographics exhibit can be defined as a particular way of seeing how man interacts with nature, then perhaps a new step would be to look at how nature interacts with man's architecture. Some house-owners take control over nature and keep perfectly manicured lawns; others allow nature to run its course in their front yards. Sometimes, as in the photo above, a passer-by wouldn't even be able to see a house through the thicket in its front yard. Other houses allow plants to grow, but assign each tree a certain symmetry or relegate them to act as a sort of 'natural' fence. The front yard is the realm of the suburban home where nature can reassert its influence, if the homeowner allows.