Colin Smith

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56 Trolley, 2009
Edition 3/3
Lightjet print on archival paper
40 x 60”

Colin writes of his own practice and history: “Early family vacations began an insatiable appetite for the open road. Heading out at every opportunity to explore the lifelines of an industrial landscape. From weekend excursions to a yearlong motorcycle odyssey across the Americas. Taking photographs of places left behind, abandoned churches, industries and towns. Finding beauty in the faded memories of those that came before me. After years of working in the high tech motion picture industry I began an exploration into the low‐tech origins of photography. The idea felt completely natural. To create Camera Obscuras in abandoned places and photograph the cohesion of an interior’s haunting past with the imminent exterior forces. This evokes a human story about a place, time and set of circumstances that could have led to their abandonment and a witness to its reclamation.”