After the temporary exhibition of her latest photography project, Ordinary Madness, at Gazelli Art House, Charlotte Colbert and the gallery have recently released the fine art photographer’s limited edition merchandise including the exhibition catalogue featuring the series of photographs, which is now available via their online shop.
The photography project was inspired by the child of one of her friends, who tried to zoom in on a butterfly on a window. From that moment on, Charlotte started reflecting on the emoji in particular and explored, through a series of black and white photographs staging models wearing surreal emoji masks, the question of one’s identity. How do we relate to the emoji? Is the human physicality redefined by the digital age and its fallouts? How far is this online world going to take the human mind? Can it transcend borders and cultural differences, or is it becoming an even bigger invasion of our personal expression?
“I sometimes fear we are dealing with technology in a way that panders to our human weaknesses rather than using it as a liberating tool. Hopefully, the work can trigger questions, and start a conversation with the viewer.” Charlotte explains.
© Photographs by Charlotte Colbert, ‘Ordinary Madness’
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Read my piece about Charlotte’s project on Creative Monday: http://creativemonday.net/charlotte-colbert-explores-identity-human-physicality-digital-age-latest-photography-project-ordinary-madness/
Read my Q&A with Charlotte about her artistic journey: http://onmywaybymarie.com/2016/07/05/qa-with-charlotte-colbert-on-her-artistic-journey/