Travelling Still is an ongoing series of photographs Rob has been working on over the last 5 years. As the name suggests, Travelling Still is all about creating the feeling of movement within a still image and tries to represent the experience of travelling itself. They stretch the ‘moment’ both literally – in that the camera shutter is held open – and visually, as the details of the subject blur out horizontally.
All the photographs in this series have been shot using a revolvinglens camera. The movement is created ‘in camera’ on to film, with no digital intervention – and are subsequently printed directly from the original transparency onto Cibachrome paper.
You can find out more about Rob Carters photography at www.travellingstill.com
If you want to see Rob’s work up close it is currently being show at Eleven Gallery in and exhibition called “From the Road” from the 20th January to 17th March 2012. Along with a selection of other travel photographers including Harry Cory Wright, Rick Giles, Ken Griffiths, Paul Hill, Jane Hilton, Josef Hoflehner, Peter Newman, Sam Pelly, Wim Wenders and David Yarrow.
The exhibition explores each artist’s unique and varied perspective of the environments which inspire them. From natural phenomenon to immense urban structures, the photographs featured convey a strong sense of location. Carefully considering their environments, these artists capture an experience of being in a place. Their personal and evocative relationship with the space around them is articulated, revealing atmospheres from wonderment or adventure to solitude and loneliness.