Stornoway: Charlotte Colbert

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 Colbert, and chronicles a journey through Scotland.


Each image is a triptych of photographs of a similar subject captured moments apart. The sequencing introduces movement and builds an atmosphere and 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 introduces a distance between the viewer and the work. This acts as a reminder that we are not just looking at a record of a place, but at photography as creative process.