Charlotte Colbert

Stornoway

19 May - 22 July 2011

Named after the small town on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Stornoway is a series by London-based screenwriter and photographer Charlotte Boulay-Goldsmith, and chronicles a journey through Scotland.

 

Each image is a triptych, three photographs of a similar subject captured moments apart. The sequencing introduces movement, and builds an atmosphere and a sense of place. Each panorama is named after the specific timeframe at which it was taken, allowing the viewer to follow traces of a story.

 

Through the deliberate use of the negative frame from the 35mm black-and-white film she uses, the artist has introduced a distance between the viewer and the work. A reminder that we are not just looking at a record of a place, but at photography as creative process.