Earth is an extraordinarily beautiful planet, one that is becoming more crowded by the day. Its wilderness is shrinking, and with it, our humanity and connection to nature. Charlotte Gibb’s photographs strive to communicate Mother Earth’s sublime beauty — and her fragility. A photograph may not be able to save our wilderness, but it can motivate and inspire us to protect it lest we forget why it is worth protecting.
Charlotte’s images are frequently symbolic, with an eye oriented towards the subtle and sometimes overlooked elements of nature. Her photographs are not meant to be pretty postcards, but rather frames that celebrate form, line, shape, color, and texture. She returns to both familiar and secret places again and again to observe the changes brought about by the seasons, light and weather. Her camera records what the eye cannot see — blurred waterfalls, vibrant sunbursts, and birds’ wings frozen in a moment of time. She uses everything she knows about the technology of modern photography combined with her artistic aesthetic to create images that show the natural world differently.
Through her photography, she has developed a deeper spiritual connection and sympathy for our dwindling wilderness.
© Charlotte Gibb — Autumn Aglow
© Charlotte Gibb — Portal
© Charlotte Gibb — Star Struck
© Charlotte Gibb — Enchanted Forest