Claire Cottrell’s work occupies the liminal space somewhere between the warmth of flesh and the sterility of concrete.
Her photographs explore the relationship between women and their surroundings with a focus squarely on architecture with a historical significance. In some of her most recent images she delves into the old-timey world of Stella Adler’s home where Marlon Brando often visited. Another location was featured in the Long Goodbye. Her atmospheric photos seem to be a personal journey through form and narrative—grasping at the themes of identity and expression.
“You live in a place long enough and your identity becomes entwined with it. I can’t explain myself without talking about Los Angeles.”