COLIN SMITH IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT
Robin Laurence reviews Colin Smith's Inside Out in this week's Georgia Straight. An excerpt:
"In his Winsor Gallery exhibition, Inside Out, Smith uses camera obscura techniques to transform individual interior spaces—most notably, hotel rooms and a Boler camping trailer—with upside-down projections of the surrounding environment. In the Boler series, particularly, the Calgary-based photographer employs double exposures to contrast the dreamy, diffused, inverted image, which enters the darkened interior through a pinhole-size aperture, with highly focused photos of the surrounding landscape, seen right side up through the trailer’s big windows. In both the Boler and hotel series, the contrast between distinct ways of framing “nature” provokes us to think, again, about how we construct an idea of landscape, especially within the context of travel and tourism."
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