This is a close up of Ponte City in central Johannesburg, its blinking TVs, barred doors, windows and the residents within. Best seen as long, towering contact sheets (see below.)

With Ponte City, Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse dispel some of the building’s dystopian myths:

All the stories from Ponte’s past were there before us – the druglords and the gangsters, the shootouts and the prostitutes, the ghosts and the voodoo magic – not in the building itself, where young people and families went about their lives calmly, but on the hundreds of screens that were stacked above each other, flat by flat and floor by floor.